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2021-2022

Elementary Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: General Studies, Elementary Education Specialization (Reynolds Community College)
Reynolds Community College
Reynolds 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
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

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies, Elementary 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
  • 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.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Browse careers related to grades PK-6 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.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
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.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • 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.
  • 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.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to grades PK-6 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
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.

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
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • 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
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

Elementary Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies, Elementary Education Specialization)

Reynolds Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 101 Orientation to Teacher preparation 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
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children SEDP 330 3 Major
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)
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession TEDU 101 3 Major
HLT/PED Personal Wellness elective (HLT 105 suggested) VCU equivalent 1 Elective
HIS 121 United State History I HIST 103 3 Major (Ancillary)
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
ENG 250 Children's Literature TEDU 386 3 Major
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology PSYC 304 3 Major
PLS 135 American National Politics POLI 103 3 Major (Ancillary)
HIS 281 History of Virginia I HIST 356 3 Major (Ancillary)
Laboratory Science CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry CHEM/Z 110 4 Major (Ancillary)
CHD 145 + EDU 235 Teaching Art, Music and Movement and Health and Safety Education (both must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) TEDU 411 and TEDU 390 6 Major
ECO 120 Survey of Economics (or take both ECO 201-202) ECON 203 3 Major (Ancillary)
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I PHYS/Z 101 4 Major (Ancillary)
HIS 282 History of Virginia II HIST 357 3 Major (Ancillary)
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU 62
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
EDUS 202 Diversity, Democracy and Ethics 3 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 510 Instructional Technology in PK-12 Environments 2 Major
TEDU 389 The Teaching of Writing Skills 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)
ENVS 105 Physical Geology (or ENVS 201 or ENVS 301 or ENVS 310 or PHYS 103 or URSP 204) 3 Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total 122