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2021-2022

Secondary Education and Teaching with a concentration in engineering education, Bachelor of Science in Education

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Engineering (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College
Program description

The purpose of the B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education and Teaching with a concentration in engineering education is to prepare students to serve as initially licensed teachers in grades 6-12, as well as to serve as educators and leaders in schools and community-based settings. The program will focus on providing students with a solid foundation in secondary education, engineering, mathematics and sciences to meet the requirements for licensure. Through the core education curriculum, students will become knowledgeable about professional roles and workplace responsibilities while learning basic abilities in the planning and implementation of engineering lessons for students in grades 6-12. The core curriculum instills fundamental knowledge and skills, with opportunities for observation and application in a variety of engineering settings. Through the core engineering, science and mathematics curriculum, students will develop the content knowledge and skills of those fields in order to deliver relevant and rigorous lessons in engineering and integration of other content areas with engineering.


Graduates will be prepared to work in public and private middle and high schools across Virginia, with particular focus in urban and other high-need areas. Graduates will be capable of working with diverse learners and adapting instructional programs based on the needs of their students and clients. Successful completion of the program will result in licensure in secondary engineering education (6-12).

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, PeaceCorps, Fulbright Student Program, City Year, America Reads or The Literacy Lab. Learn more and explore potential career pathways at https://www.teach.org/.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Career/Technical Education Teacher
  • Middle/High School Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Principal
  • School Administrator
  • Teacher
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

Highest level of math required
  • MATH 201 or higher
Science required
  • 5+ additional science courses
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

Secondary Education and Teaching with a concentration in engineering education, Bachelor of Science in Education

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

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.
  • 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 secondary 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.
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.
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 secondary 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

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

Secondary Education and Teaching with a concentration in engineering education, Bachelor of Science in Education

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

John Tyler Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV College Success Skills/Orientation to Discipline UNIV 101 1 Elective
MTH 263 Calculus I MATH 200 4 Major (Ancillary)
EGR 121+ EGR 122 Foundations of Engineering + Engineering Design EGRE 101 5 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
CHM 111 General Chemistry I CHEM/Z 101 4 Major (Ancillary)
Humanities/Fine Arts Humanities/Fine Arts (select 1): ART 101, ART 102, CST 100, ENG 252, PHI 111 VCU equivalent 3 General education
MTH 264 Calculus II MATH 201 4 Major
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
Social science Select one: HIS 112, PSY 200, PSY 230, SOC 200, ECO 201, ECO 202 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Engineering elective EGR 140 Engineering Mechanics-Statics EGMN 102 3 Major
MTH 267 Differential Equations MATH 301 3 Elective
Engineering elective EGR 246 Mechanics of Materials EGMN 202 3 Major
Engineering elective EGR 126 Computer Programming for Engineers EGRE 245 3 Major
PHY 241 University Physics I PHYS 207 4 Major
Social/Behavioral Social/behavioral science (select 1): ECO 201, ECO 202, PSY 200, PSY 230, SOC 200, SOC 211 VCU equivalent 3 Elective
MTH 265 Calculus III MATH 307 4 Elective
EGR 251 + EGR 255 Basic Electric Circuits I + Electric Circuits Laboratory EGRE 206 4 Major
Engineering elective Select any engineering elective VCU equivalent 3 Elective
PHY 242 University Physics II PHYS 208 4 Major
Humanities/Fine Arts Select one: PHI 220, ART 101, ART 102, CST 100, ENG 252, PHI 111, REL 230. VCU equivalent 3 General education
John Tyler Courses Transferred to VCU 67
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
EDUS 202 Diversity, Democracy and Ethics 4 Major
EDUS 301 Human Development and Learning 3 Major
EDUS 304 Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation 2 Major
SEDP 330 Survey of Special Education 3 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
CHEM/Z 102 General Chemistry II 4 Major
STAT 441 Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3 Major
CLSE 115 Introduction to Programming for Chemical and Life Science Engineering 4 Major
EGMN 215 Engineering Visualization and Computation 3 Major
EGRE 246 Advanced Engineering Programming 3 Major
TEDU 381 Middle School Practicum for Engineering Education 2 Major
TEDU 382 High School Practicum for Engineering Education 1 Major
TEDU 420 Teaching Middle and High School Engineering 3 Major
TEDU 478 Internship I for Engineering Education 4 Major
TEDU 479 Internship II for Engineering Education 4 Major
TEDU 480 Investigations and Trends in Teaching: Engineering 3 Major
TEDU 562 Reading Instruction in the Content Areas 3 Major
BIOL 103 Global Environmental Biology 3 Major (Ancillary)
Credits Completed at VCU 65
Bachelor's degree total 132