Blue Ridge Community College students who want to pursue teaching as a career now have a seamless transition to a teacher education bachelor’s program within the UNC system.
The Uniform Articulation Agreement in Teacher Education / Educator Preparation provides seamless transfer for students who begin teacher preparation studies in the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation (AATP) and the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation (ASTP) programs at Blue Ridge Community College and then transfer to one of the fifteen educator preparation programs within the UNC System to complete a bachelor’s degree and become a licensed teacher in the K-12 system.
“Each of us can think of one or two teachers that were very influential in our lives. They made a huge impact on us! Today we are seeing more and more teachers retire or leave the teaching field all together, which has created a critical shortage of teachers in our local school systems, across the state of North Carolina, and across our country,” explained Blue Ridge Community College Dean for Business and Service Careers Brenda Blackburn.
“There is now, more than ever, a need for energetic and innovative educators. Investing in children and teens is investing in the future of our communities, which makes this an all-important career field,” Blackburn added.
Spring Semester Registration for Blue Ridge’s teacher preparation associate degree programs opens on Oct. 25. To learn more, visit www.blueridge.edu/teacher-prep, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (828) 694-1700.