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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) (Reynolds Community College)
Reynolds Community College
Reynolds 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

Reynolds 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 Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100 or SDV 101.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Browse careers related to grades PK-3 teaching through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
Experience Year 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100 or SDV 101.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to grades PK-3 teaching through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

Reynolds Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
AAS Degree Requirements
SDV 100 or SDV 101 College Success Skills or Orientation to Teacher Preparation UNIV 101 1 Elective
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
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
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
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
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
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 154 Quantitative Literacy MATH 131 3 General education
BIO 101 (or BIO 106) General Biology (or Life Science) (BIOL/Z 151 (or BIOL/Z 101) 4 Major (Ancillary)
CHD 265 Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings TREL 2XX 3 Elective
HIS 121 United State History I HIST 103 3 Major (Ancillary)
CHD 270 Administration of Childcare Programs TREL 2XX 3 Elective
Reynolds credits completed for AAS degree 65
Additional credits that may be taken at Reynolds (or VCU)
MTH 155 or MTH 245 Statistical Reasoning or Statistics I STAT 208 or STAT 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
PLS 135 or 211 United States Government POLI 103 3 Major (Ancillary)
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics PHYS/Z 101 4 Major (Ancillary)
GOL 105 Physical Geology ENVS/Z 105 4 Major (Ancillary)
ECO 120 Survey of Economics ECON 203 3 Major (Ancillary)
CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry CHEM/Z 110 4 Major (Ancillary)
Additional credits completed at Reynolds 21
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
HIST 205 Survey of Virginia History 3 Major (Ancillary)
MATH 303 Investigations in Geometry 3 Major (Ancillary)
MATH 361 Numbers and Operations 3 Major (Ancillary)
MATH 362 Algebra and Functions 3 Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU 48
Credits completed for AAS degree 65
Additional credits completed at Reynolds (or VCU) 21
Bachelor's degree total 134