EARLY ED ARTICULATION AGREEMENT.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 449 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 28, 2017
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A SYSTEMWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENT FOR THE TRANSFER OF CREDIT FROM A COMMUNITY COLLEGE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM TO A UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUENT INSTITUTION.
Intro. by Barefoot, J. Jackson, Chaudhuri.

Status: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action) (Jun 29 2018)
S 449

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 25 2017 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Modifies the directive requiring the UNC Board of Governors and the State Board of Community Colleges to develop an articulation agreement for the transfer of credits earned for an associate degree in an early childhood education program at a community college toward a baccalaureate degree in an early childhood education program at a constituent institution to specify that the articulation agreement is for purposes of the student obtaining teacher licensure in the area of Birth through Kindergarten (previously, for the purposes of the student obtaining teacher licensure in the area of early education).


  • Summary date: Mar 28 2017 - More information

    Requires the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) and the State Board of Community Colleges (Board), by March 1, 2018, to develop an articulation agreement for the transfer of credits earned for an associate degree in an early childhood education program at a community college toward a baccalaureate degree in an early childhood education program at a constituent institution for the purposes of the student obtaining teacher licensure in the area of early education. Requires that the agreement apply to all community college campuses and constituent institutions with early childhood education programs. Allows the agreement to include that the community college student transferring credit and enrolling in the constituent institution has a minimum grade point average and a minimum Praxis I score.

    Requires the BOG and Board, by April 15, 2018, to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the development of the articulation agreement and the plan for implementation of the agreement. Specifies that the systemwide articulation agreement for early childhood education programs entered into between the University of North Carolina and the Community College System applies beginning with the 2018‑19 academic year.


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