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Education Associate’s Degree


Our associate’s degree in education puts you on track to earn a bachelor’s degree—and a teacher’s license.

Great teachers pay close attention to their students. That’s one reason why Southwest Virginia Community College is such a great place to begin working on your education degree.

Our Associate’s Degree in Education lets you adjust to college life on a small campus that offers plenty of support. You’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention from faculty, plus all the guidance you need from academic advisers and career counselors.

Our associate’s degree in education helps you build the skills, confidence and academic credits you need to transfer into a bachelor’s degree teaching program. You’ll earn 60 affordable credits—the first half of a bachelor’s degree—while you:

  • Save money on tuition, housing, transportation, and other college expenses.
  • Schedule your courses at convenient times.
  • Get mentoring and personal support from faculty in our small classes.
  • Plan ahead for a comfortable transition to a four-year school.

Because Southwest Virginia Community College is fully accredited, your associate’s degree in education will transfer directly to any public university or college in Virginia. You’ll be able to complete the last two years of your bachelor’s degree almost anywhere you choose.

Many graduates from our education associate’s degree program have gone on to successful teaching careers. You can, too.

Save Money and Hassle With a Student-friendly Associate’s Degree in Education

The associate’s degree in education includes a broad range of courses, including numerous electives that enable you to concentrate on subjects that most interest you. Our academic advisers and career counselors will work with you to select courses that support your educational and career goals.

Required courses include U.S. history, writing, computer applications, natural science, and math. In addition, you’ll take introductory courses in:

  • Classroom techniques
  • Education concepts
  • Public speaking
  • Personal and community health

After completing our associate’s degree in education, you’ll be halfway to a bachelor’s degree.

To find out more about the benefits of starting your college career at Southwest Virginia Community College, contact the Education Faculty Advisers:
Judy Castle,, 276.964.7243;
Jereial Fletcher,, 276.964.7224
or contact us at 276.964.7238 or

Education Path

View the complete list of course requirements for the Education Degree at SWCC

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