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2021-2022

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Development (G3 program) (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College
Program description

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


Office of Admissions

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

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
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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2021-2022

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Development (G3 program))

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse the career coach related to PK-3 grade teaching.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Review career services at John Tyler.
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
Experience Year 2
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse the career coach related to PK-3 grade teaching.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Review career services at John Tyler.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Development (G3 program))

John Tyler Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
AAS Degree Requirements
SDV 100 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
MTH 154 Quantitative Literacy MATH 131 3 General education
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education TREL 2XX 3 Elective
CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children (in combination with EDU 235) TEDU 411 3 Major
CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings ECSE 301 3 Major
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education (in combination with CHD 145) TEDU 390 3 Major
CHD 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children TEDU 410 3 Major
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology PSYC 304 3 Major (Sub. for EDUS 301)
CHD 118 Language Arts for Young Children Note: students will receive credit for VCU equivalent if ENG 250 is also completed. TEDU 385 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
BIO 101 General Biology I BIOL/Z 151 4 Major (Ancillary)
ENG 250 Children's Literature ENGL 291 3 General education
HIS 121 United States History to 1877 HIST 103 3 Major (Ancillary)
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children SEDP 330 3 Major
CHD 216 Early Childhood Programs, School and Social Change EDUS 202 3 Major
CHD 270 Administration of Childcare Programs TREL 2XX 3 Elective
CHD 265 Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings TREL 2XX 3 Elective
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession TEDU 101 3 Major
John Tyler credits completed for AAS degree 62
Additional credits that may be taken at John Tyler or VCU
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
PLS 135 American National Politics or PLS 211 United States Government POLI 103 3 Major (Ancillary)
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics PHYS/Z 101 4 Major (Ancillary)
ECO 150 Economic Essentials: Theory and Application ECON 2XX 3 Major (Ancillary)
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry CHEM/Z 110 4 Major (Ancillary)
Additional credits completed at John Tyler 17
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
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 466 Literacy Assessment and Intervention in the Early/Elementary Classroom 4 Major
TEDU 471 Internship I (PK-K) 4 Major
TEDU 475 Internship II (Grades 1-3) 4 Major
TEDU 481 Teaching as a Profession 3 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)
ENVS 105 Physical Geology (or ENVS 201 or ENVS 301 or ENVS 310 or PHYS 103 or URSP 204) 3 Major (Ancillary)
HIST 205 Survey of Virginia History 3 Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU 51
Bachelor's degree total 130