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2022-2023

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education (G3 AAS Pathway)

VCU

Community college:
AAS in Early Childhood Development G3 program (Virginia Community College System)
Virginia Community College System
Program description

The purpose of the B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education and Teaching degree is to prepare undergraduate students for roles as teachers and daycare providers of infants, toddlers and young children in schools and community daycare/preschool settings. The program will focus on providing students with a solid foundation in child development, educational psychology and the role of the family and society in education. Students will be prepared to teach in diverse classroom settings through purposefully integrated fieldwork and internship experiences. The program will emphasize working with young learners in inclusive settings and the value of play in early childhood instructional environments. Students will develop skills to advocate for equitable learning opportunities for all children. Successful completion of the program will result in licensure for early elementary education (PK-3).

Career opportunities

Graduates typically work in public or private school systems, child care centers, and youth service organizations. Teaching in public schools requires licensure. Be sure to explore the certification requirements in the state you want to teach in as they can differ across states. Graduates can also find work with programs such as Richmond Teacher Residency, Americorps, America Reads or The Literacy Lab. Learn more and explore potential career pathways at https://www.teach.org/.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Childcare Worker
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Preschool or Child Care Center Director
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Recreation Worker
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request

VCCS Transfer Planning Checklist


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu
Apply Here.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

No guaranteed admission, but successful applicants will have:

  • Completion of associate degree
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better
  • Following admission to VCU, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 for subsequent admission to the VCU teacher preparation program and a 3.0 GPA for student teaching course requirements.
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 303 and MATH 361 and MATH 362
  • STAT 206 or STAT 208 or STAT 210
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • Advancement to Teacher Preparation requires 2.8 cumulative GPA and acceptance to Clinical Internship (Student Teaching) requires 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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2022-2023

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education (G3 AAS Pathway)

Virginia Community College System (AAS in Early Childhood Development G3 program)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY DEVELOP CULTURAL AGILITY EXPLORE CAREERS AND DEVELOP ESSENTIAL SKILLS PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Schedule an appointment with your community college advisor to map out your associate degree course plan.
  • Enroll in the SDV student success course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Explore GRASP financial aid resources and submit the FAFSA on time.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on your community college campus and in your community (e.g., international festival).
  • Make friends with people with diverse perspectives and join a cultural or identity-related student organization.
  • Create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Prepare for a career after college by creating a brand for yourself.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Practice independent living skills such as money and time management, self-care, and personal responsibility.
Experience Year 2
  • Be prepared for academic challenges. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Meet with your community college advisor to finalize plans to complete your associate degree.
  • Submit a transfer advising request to the VCU Transfer Center.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Submit the FAFSA on time.
  • Make plans to take the VCLA exam.
  • Apply to VCU.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing options for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the School of Education, consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Check out the VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and follow @vcuomsa.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Schedule an appointment with your community college advisor to map out your associate degree course plan.
  • Enroll in the SDV student success course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Explore GRASP financial aid resources and submit the FAFSA on time.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
DEVELOP CULTURAL AGILITY
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on your community college campus and in your community (e.g., international festival).
  • Make friends with people with diverse perspectives and join a cultural or identity-related student organization.
EXPLORE CAREERS AND DEVELOP ESSENTIAL SKILLS
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Prepare for a career after college by creating a brand for yourself.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Practice independent living skills such as money and time management, self-care, and personal responsibility.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Be prepared for academic challenges. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Meet with your community college advisor to finalize plans to complete your associate degree.
  • Submit a transfer advising request to the VCU Transfer Center.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Submit the FAFSA on time.
  • Make plans to take the VCLA exam.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Apply to VCU.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing options for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the School of Education, consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
DEVELOP CULTURAL AGILITY
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Check out the VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and follow @vcuomsa.
EXPLORE CAREERS AND DEVELOP ESSENTIAL SKILLS
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Course equivalent
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2022-2023

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education (G3 AAS Pathway)

Virginia Community College System (AAS in Early Childhood Development G3 program)

Virginia Community College System courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
Students who earn this associate degree before enrolling at VCU will be eligible for a waiver of VCU's general education requirements.
SDV 100 or SDV 101 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement. UNIV 111-112 3 General education
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 155 Statistical Reasoning STAT 208 3 Major (Ancillary)
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (see note below for CHD 166) TREL 1XX 3 Elective
CHD 145 + EDU 235 Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children and Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education TEDU 390 + TEDU 411 6 Major
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children TEDU 410 3 Major
CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings ECSE 301 3 Major
CHD 146 Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children TREL 1XX 3 Elective
CHD 166 Infant and Toddler Programs Note: students will receive credit for VCU equivalent if CHD 120 is also completed. ECSE 410 3 Major
CHD 118 + ENG 250 Language Arts for Young Children and Children's Literature TEDU 385 + ENGL 291 6 Major
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology PSYC 304 3 Major
EDU 200 + CHD 216 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession and Early Childhood Programs, School and Social Change TEDU 101 + EDUS 202 6 Major
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children SEDP 330 3 Major
BIO 101 (or BIO 106) General Biology (or Life Science) BIOL/Z 151 (or BIOL/Z 101) 4 Major (Ancillary)
HIS 121 United State History I HIST 103 3 Major (Ancillary)
CHD 265 Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings TREL 2XX 3 Elective
CHD 270 Administration of Childcare Programs TREL 2XX 3 Elective
Complete requirements for AAS degree VCU equivalent 3 Elective
Community college credits transferred to VCU 65
Students are strongly encouraged to pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) exam before transferring to VCU.
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
Your GPA Doesn't Transfer With You Although you worked hard to earn your grades at your current institution, they will only be considered by VCU for an admission decision. Once you enroll at VCU, your GPA will reset to 0.0, and your new GPA will be determined by your level of success in your classes at VCU.
Students must achieve a 2.8 GPA to be admitted to teacher preparation and a 3.0 GPA to be admitted to clinical internship.
EDUS 304 Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation 2 Major
SEDP/EDUS 401 Assessment in Diverse Settings 3 Major
TEDU 413 Curriculum Methods and Instructional Models 3 Major
TEDU 452 Teaching English Language Learners 2 Major
TEDU 510 Instructional Technology in PK-12 Environments 2 Major
TEDU 416 Math/Science Methods for Early Childhood Education 4 Major
TEDU 425 Emergent and Early Literacy 3 Major
TEDU 430 Early Childhood Education Practicum I 1 Major
TEDU 431 Early Childhood Education Practicum II 1 Major
TEDU 432 Early Childhood Education Practicum III 1 Major
TEDU 466 Literacy Assessment and Intervention in the Early/Elementary Classroom 3 Major
TEDU 471 Internship I (PK-K) 4 Major
TEDU 475 Internship II (Grades 1-3) 4 Major
TEDU 481 Teaching as a Profession 2 Major
TEDU 490 Social Studies Methods for Early Learners 2 Major
MATH 303 Investigations in Geometry 3 Major (Ancillary)
MATH 361 Numbers and Operations 3 Major (Ancillary)
MATH 362 Algebra and Functions 3 Major (Ancillary)
Science Select either CHEM 101 or CHEM 110 3 Major (Ancillary)
Science Select one: INSC 201, INSC 300, or PHYS 101 3 Major (Ancillary)
Science Select one: ENVS 105, ENVS 201, ENVS 301, ENVS 310, PHYS 103, or URSP 204 3 Major (Ancillary)
Science lab Select laboratory with one of the science courses 1 Major (Ancillary)
ECON 203 Introduction to Economics 3 Major (Ancillary)
HIST 205 Survey of Virginia History 3 Major (Ancillary)
POLI 103 U.S. Government 3 Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU 65
Minimum credits required for bachelor's degree 123