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Associate in Elementary Education-Direct Transfer Agreement

(Elementary Ed. DTA)

This degree program is undergoing revision. For more information, please contact Amy Shank, WVC English faculty, 509.682.6724.

The associate in elementary education-direct transfer degree (Elementary Ed. DTA) is designed to prepare students for transfer into an elementary education major. This degree is not the same as the associate of arts and sciences direct transfer agreement (AAS-DTA) nor the Business DTA. The elementary education DTA is the best option if you have not yet decided on your school of choice but want to make sure you meet the requirements for entry into an elementary education program.

Each university sets minimum GPA requirements for admission to teaching programs, which may be higher than this degree requires (see below). Meeting the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission into your transfer institution. It is recommended that you check with your transfer institution for specific GPA information, as it may vary depending on the university. You must also meet other university program requirements before entering into a bachelor's in elementary education program, including taking the WEST-B. Each university has foreign language requirements that must be met by the time of graduation from the university.

The following are the degree requirements for the associate in elementary education-direct transfer degree. You must complete at least 90 credit hours in college transfer courses numbered 100 and above with a minimum college grade point average of 2.0:

  • Writing Skills: 10 credits
  • Quantitative Skills: 15 credits
  • Humanities: 15 credits
  • Natural Sciences: 15 credits
  • Social Sciences: 30 credits
  • Electives: 7 credits minimum

To download or print the Elementary Ed. DTA requirements, please click here.

WVC Degree Requirements:

  • Your degree must have a minimum of 90 credits.
  • You must earn a minimum of 30 credits at WVC.
  • After leaving WVC, you may apply a maximum of 15 credits earned from another school toward a WVC degree.
  • If degree requirements change, you have three years from the time of the change to complete the previous requirements.
  • You must earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above for all degrees/certificates.
  • You must satisfy all financial obligations before a WVC degree will be awarded.
  • You must submit an application for graduation to the admissions office. Applications for fall-quarter graduation are due by December 1; for winter quarter by March 1; and for spring quarter by May 1. Forms are available in the admissions office.
  • You are responsible for knowing your graduation requirements. You may submit written requests for status reviews to the graduation evaluator, who will summarize what requirements need to be completed. However, you are ultimately responsible for your own status. Evaluation request forms are available in the admissions office.
  • All fees associated with graduation are valid for one year only.
  • If you request any waiver of graduation requirements, you must submit a written petition to the Academic Regulations Committee.
  • You may take a maximum of 10 credits on a pass/fail basis.



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