LFCC/JMU Regional Teacher Education Agreement/IdLS Academic Advising Guide (2014-15) Designed for students who want to pursue licensure in Inclusive Early Childhood (birth-age 5 and pre-K-3), Elementary (pre-K-6), Middle (6-8). See notes for specific Middle Education requirements. Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies is the required major for these programs. It is also one of the recommended majors for Special Education (pre-K-12). Associate of Arts & Sciences/Education Student Name: _______________________________ Student ID: _______________________________


SDV 100/101/ ENG 111 ENG 112 ENG ___ HIS 121 HIS 122 HIS 111 HIS 112 MTH 151 or 152 MTH 240 PLS 135 or 211 HLT 116 or 160 ITE 119 CST 100 or 110 PSY 230 EDU 200 ECO 201 or 202 GEO 210 BIO 101 GOL 105 or 106 CHM 101 or 110 or PHY 101 (see notes)


Orientation College Composition I College Composition II Literature U.S. History I U.S. History II World History I World History II Mathematics for Liberal Arts Statistics American National Politics or U.S. Government I Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts or Personal Health and Fitness Information Literacy Principles of Public Speaking or Introduction to Communication Developmental Psychology Introduction to Teaching as a Profession Principles of Macroeconomics or Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to Cultural Geography General Biology I Physical Geology or Historical Geology General Chemistry I or Survey of Chemistry or Introduction to Physics


1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4


None WRTC 100 WRTC 103 ENG (see notes) HIST 000 HIST 225 (see notes) HIST 101 HIST 102 See notes See notes POSC 225 HTH 100 PHIL 001 SCOM 122 or 121 PSYC 160 EDUC 300 ECON 200 or 201 GEOG 280 ISCI 173 ISCI 171 ISCI 172 Approved Humanities Elective 3

Total credits to complete the A.S. Degree in Education = 63 (67 if a third science is taken at LFCC – see notes for Science) GRADE

Academic Advising Notes for Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies/Inclusive Early Childhood,

Elementary, Middle and Special Education_______________________________________________________________

Literature Options

 ENG 241  ENG 242   ENG 243 ENG 244 Survey of American Literature I Survey of American Literature II Survey of English Literature I Survey of English Literature II   ENG 251 ENG 252 Survey of World Literature I Survey of World Literature II


MTH 151 or 152 + 240 will fulfill the MATH 207 requirement at JMU. Students will still need to take MATH 107 and 108, Fundamentals of Mathematics I and II at JMU. Science IdLS requires three science courses, so students must take a third science. It may be taken at LFCC (CHM 101 or 110 or PHY 101) or at JMU. U.S. History/Government IdLS requires both U.S. History and U.S. Government. In order to get credit for U.S. History at JMU (HIST 225), students must take both HIS 121 and 122.

Students interested in Middle School Education

 HIS 111 is not required (only HIS 112).   ECO 201 is required (not ECO 202) Either U.S. Government (PLS 135 or 211) or U.S. History (HIS 121 and 122) may be taken. Both are not required.  GEO 210 is not required.  To fill in one of the gaps, a third lab science may be taken (see note above under Science). You should work with the LFCC education advisor to choose courses that will satisfy LFCC degree requirements in place of the courses above that are not required.

Admission to the College of Education

Once admitted and enrolled in courses at JMU, all students must apply to teacher education and be accepted before they can take the required education courses. Students who meet the criteria for the Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) with JMU (

), have completed the coursework outlined in the advising guide for the appropriate teacher licensure area, and who have met the Teacher Education Admission Requirements outlined below will receive conditional admission into JMU Teacher Education during their first semester at JMU.

Conditional admission to teacher education programs requires the completion of ENG 112 or equivalent (must transfer to JMU as WRTC 103), a math class, and PSY 230 with a grade of C or better, and a passing score on the Praxis Core Mathematics test and a passing score on the VCLA (or minimum required SAT or ACT scores). See for more information. Students cannot have any record of felony convictions or misdemeanors involving children or drugs.

Other admission requirements include a cumulative JMU GPA of at least 2.5, satisfactory completion of training modules in universal precautions and child abuse prevention, and submission of two reference forms. These requirements should be completed by the end of a transfer student’s first semester at JMU. Though it is not an admission requirement, it is highly recommended that all transfer students satisfactorily complete EDU 200 at LFCC.

Progression in the major/education program at JMU

IdLS majors must make at least a C- in MATH 107 (taken at JMU) in order to progress to MATH 108. In addition, students are required to test into MATH 107 through JMU’s math placement test, regardless of the math classes completed at LFCC. Students in Elementary Education alternate semesters between IdLS (major) coursework and Elementary Education (teacher education program) coursework. Students are expected to take a full semester of IdLS coursework during their first semester at JMU, followed by a full semester of ELED coursework. Because of the alternating schedule, students who transfer in the spring may find that they complete their required undergraduate coursework in December, but cannot start the graduate portion of their program until the following summer session. Spring transfers should talk to their education advisor about coursework options should this situation arise. Students in Inclusive Early Childhood and Special Education typically take major (IdLS) and education program coursework concurrently during all semesters of undergraduate enrollment. Because of the education program course sequences in both programs, students may require an additional semester in order to complete the required undergraduate education coursework. Students in these programs should take EXED 200 in their first semester at JMU. If at all possible, they should consider taking it prior to enrolling at JMU; it is typically offered in the summer online. CHD 210 at LFCC will satisfy this requirement. Middle Education students take IdLS and education coursework concurrently during each semester of enrollment, and must earn at least a B- in all required education classes at JMU in order to progress. In order to progress in the education programs, all students must make at least a C in all required pre-professional coursework, demonstrate professional behavior, and perform satisfactorily in practicums and key assessments.

Graduate Program

Most of JMU’s education programs require that students complete a one year Master of Arts in Teaching degree after successful completion of the undergraduate program. Consult the graduate catalog for M.A.T. graduate requirements.

LFCC RTEA Liaison: Ms. Lori Killough, [email protected]

JMU Transfer Advisor: Ms. Kate McDaniel, [email protected]