The Education program is designed to provide the courses in general education for the student who plans to complete a baccalaureate degree program in teacher education at a four-year institution. Students who plan to enter this program should be aware of the opportunities for professional employment in the several specialized areas of teaching and counseling. Students must complete a Division of Professional and Technical Studies approved background check prior to enrollment in EDU 200 course.

Admission Requirements

All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses.

Program Questions

For specific questions about this program or to get appropriate information contact admissions@germanna.edu

Education Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits 62
Degree Requirements Courses Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or any approved SDV course 1
English ENG 111-112 and any ENG (Literature) course 9
Mathematics1 MTH 154 and MTH 155 or MTH 154 and MTH 245 or MTH 161 and MTH 261 or MTH 167 and MTH 173 6
History Any two HIS courses 6
Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)2
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement
Humanities ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any two courses from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language  9
Social Sciences PSY 200, SOC 200, and any course from ECO4, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY3, or SOC 9
Lab Sciences Any two-semester sequence from BIO, CHM, GOL, or PHY
(Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet this requirement)
Communication CST 100, CST 110, or CST 126 3
Education EDU 200 3
Transfer Elective(s) Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective5 6

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.

Suggested Scheduling:

First Year Fall

Course Credits
ENG 111 3
MTH  3
HIS (I) 3
Health/Physical Education 1
Lab Science (I) 4
Total Credits 15

First Year Spring

Course Credits
Lab Science (II) 4
ENG 112 3
HIS (II) 3
CST 100, 110, or 126 3
Total Credits 16

Second Year Fall

Course Credits
ENG (Literature) 3
Health/Physical Education 1
Humanities Elective (I) 3
PSY 200 3
SOC 200 3
Transfer Elective(s) 3
Total Credits 16

Second Year Spring

Course Credits
EDU 200 3
Transfer Elective(s) 3
Humanities Elective (II) 3
Humanities Elective (III) 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Credits 15

  1. Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or
  2. Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement
  3. Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 230 and PSY 235.
  4. ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course Students who take ECO 120 cannot receive credit for either ECO 201 or ECO 202. Students who take either ECO 201 or ECO 202 cannot receive credit for ECO 120.
  5. Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives See a counselor, a faculty advisor, or view transfer electives.

Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.