Students in the Associate in Arts – Teacher Transfer courses have as their primary objective either the transfer of specific courses or the associate degree in its entirety to a four-year college or university. Students may opt for one of the following areas of concentration:

  • Early Childhood Education (grades Pre-K-3)
  • Elementary Education (grades 2-6)
  • Mid-level Education (grades 5-8)

Additional transfer options are also available for students interested in Physical Education (grades Pre-K-12) and secondary education (English, science, social studies or math in grades 9-12). Ask your advisor for more information.

Students in this program have guaranteed transfer credit to the University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University or Claflin University. They may also take advantage of preferential advising in the first two years, education courses in the first two years, test preparation for the PRAXIS I, learning community activities on both the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and university campuses, and financial aid opportunities for both OCtech and university courses.

Early Education Education Concentration

Students in the Early Childhood Education Concentration wish to teach pre-kindergarten to third grade.

  • Eight semester hours of foreign language are required for all students who do not achieve a
    score of two (2) or better on the USC foreign language test. Students should take SPA 101
    and SPA 102 at OCtech to satisfy this requirement.
  • Curriculum models represent the articulation agreements with the University of South
    Carolina. See your advisor for plans applicable to the other transfer institutions.

Associate in Arts
66 semester hours

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MAT-110

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SPC-205

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