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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) (Thomas Nelson Community College)
Thomas Nelson Community College
Thomas Nelson 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; minimum GPA of 2.8 for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program
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

Thomas Nelson 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 New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to early childhood education 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 the VCU 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
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Review SOE admissions requirements for transfer students.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of Education.
  • 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 VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Check on G3 funding for your AAS program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to early childhood education 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 the VCU 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
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Review SOE admissions requirements for transfer students.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of Education.
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 VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • 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.
  • 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

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

Thomas Nelson Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
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
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education TREL 1XX 3 Elective
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 145 + EDU 235 Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children and Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education TEDU 390 + TEDU 411 6 Major
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
CHD 165 Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings ECSE 301 3 Major
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 205 Guiding the Behavior of Children TEDU 410 3 Major
MTH 154 Quantitative Literacy MATH 131 3 General education
HIS 121 United States History to 1877 HIST 103 3 Major (Ancillary)
ENG 250 Children’s Literature ENGL 291 3 General education
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children SEDP 330 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
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology PSYC 304 3 Major
BIO 101 General Biology I BIOL/Z 151 4 Major (Ancillary)
CHD 146 Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children TREL 1XX 3 Elective
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
Thomas Nelson credits transferred to VCU 62
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)
STAT Select either STAT 206 OR STAT 208 OR STAT 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
CHEM Select either CHEM 101 or CHEM 110 3 Major (Ancillary)
INSC or PHYS Select either INSC 201 OR INSC 300 OR PHYS 101 3 Major (Ancillary)
Select either ENVS 105 OR ENVS 201 OR ENVS 301 OR ENVS 310 OR PHYS 103 OR URSP 204 3 Major (Ancillary)
Select a laboratory section with one of the selected sciences 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 67
Bachelor's degree total 129