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2021-2022

Elementary Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Social Sciences, Teacher Education Specialization (Northern Virginia Community College)
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Program description

The purpose of the B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education and Teaching degree is to prepare undergraduate students for roles as teachers of young children in schools and community preschool settings. The program will focus on providing students with a solid foundation in child development, education 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 prepares graduates to be reflective educators who demonstrate an in-depth understanding of science, social studies and mathematics pedagogy and content as well as a commitment to balanced literacy approaches. Students will develop skills to advocate for equitable learning opportunities for all children. Successful completion of the program will result in licensure for elementary education (PK-6).

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 for admission to VCU; 2.8 for admission to 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

Elementary Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Social Sciences, Teacher Education Specialization)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Register for SDV 100 or SDV 101.
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Attend diversity-focused events at NOVA and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's annual intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to elementary education through the NOVA career planning system.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
Experience Year 2
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • 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 School of Education.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • 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 the REAL graduation requirement.
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences (e.g., internships) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a resume.
  • 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
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Register for SDV 100 or SDV 101.
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events at NOVA and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's annual intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to elementary education through the NOVA career planning system.
  • 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

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • 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 School of Education.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • 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 the REAL graduation requirement.
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences (e.g., internships) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a resume.
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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Elementary Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Social Sciences, Teacher Education Specialization)

Northern Virginia Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 Orientation to (a specific discipline) 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
EDU 207 or PSY 230 Human Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology EDUS 301 or PSYC 304 3 Major
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning (or MTH 161) MATH 131 3 General education
Science w/ Lab BIO 101 General Biology I BIOL/Z 151 4 Major
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
HIS 121 United States History I HIST 103 3 Major
EDU 280 Technology Standards for Teachers TEDU 510 3 Major
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 210 3 Major
Science with Lab CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I CHEM/Z 110 4 Major
CST Select from CST 100, 110, 126 or 229 SPCH 3 Elective
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Professions TEDU 101 3 Major
ENG 250 Children's Literature TEDU 386 3 Major
GEO 210 or GEO 220 People and the Land or World Regional Geography URSP 3 Elective
History HIS 281 History of Virginia (substitute for HIS 104) HIST 281 3 Major
EDU 254 Teaching Basic Academic Skills to Exceptional Students SEDP 330 3 Major
History HIS 282 History of Virginia II (substitute for HIS 101 or 102) HIST 282 3 Major
PLS 135 U.S. Government and Politics POLI 103 3 Major
Humanities/Fine Arts Any approved Humanities/Fine Arts VCU equivalent 3 General education
Transfer elective Select either GOL 105 Physical Geology or PHY 150 Elements of Astronomy ENVS/Z 105 or PHYS/Z 103 4 Major
Northern Virginia credits transferred to VCU 61
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
EDUS 202 Diversity, Democracy and Ethics 4 Major
EDUS 304 Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation 2 Major
SEDP/EDUS 401 Assessment in Diverse Settings 3 Major
TEDU/SEDP 410 Building a Community of Learners: Classroom Management 3 Major
TEDU 413 Curriculum Methods and Instructional Models 3 Major
TEDU 452 Teaching English Language Learners 2 Major
TEDU 389 The Teaching of Writing Skills 3 Major
TEDU 390 Movement Education 3 Major
TEDU 411 or ARTE 301 Integrating the Arts in Curriculum for Young Children or Art for Elementary Teachers 3 Major
TEDU 417 Early/Elementary Science Methods 3 Major
TEDU 422 Early/Elementary Math Methods 3 Major
TEDU 426 Teaching Reading and Other Language Arts 3 Major
TEDU 466 Literacy Assessment and Intervention in the Early/Elementary Classroom 4 Major
TEDU 472 Elementary Internship I (PK-2) 4 Major
TEDU 474 Elementary Internship II (Grades 3-5) 4 Major
TEDU 481 Teaching as a Profession 3 Major
TEDU 496 Early/Elementary Social Studies Methods 3 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)
Select either INSC 201 or INSC 300 or PHYS 101 3 Major (Ancillary)
ECON 203 Introduction to Economics 3 Major
HIS 205 History of Virginia (if HIS 281-282 is not taken at community college) 0 to 3 Major
Credits completed at VCU 68 to 71
Bachelor's degree total 129 to 132