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The Associate of Arts in Teacher Preparation degree prepares individuals who desire to become K-12 educators for transfer. This transfer degree will provide students with a program of study comprised of college transfer courses and a small concentration of education coursework. The Associate of Arts in Teacher Preparation degree is appropriate for students who desire to teach Elementary Educations (K-6), Middle Grades Education (6-8) in non-STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subject areas, and Secondary Education (9-12) in non-STEM areas, as well as other specialized content areas such as Special Education. Graduates are prepared to transfer to a senior institution to complete their pursuit of the necessary bachelor’s degree and earn an NC Teaching License in the grade level and content area of their choosing. The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enable North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina and to signatory institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status. Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.