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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 (Northern Virginia Community College)
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia 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 for admission to VCU; 2.8 for admission to teacher preparation program.

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

Northern Virginia 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
  • 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.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend diversity-focused events at NOVA and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's annual intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
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.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
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
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

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

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

Northern Virginia Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 or SDV 101 College Success Skills 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
CST CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking OR CST 110 Introduction to Communication OR CST 126 Interpersonal Communication SPCH 121 3 Elective
MTH 263 Calculus I MATH 200 4 Major (Ancillary)
Humanities/Fine Arts Select 1: ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I OR ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II OR PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy I OR PHI 111 Logic I OR PHI 220 Ethics OR REL 100 Introduction to the Study of Religion OR REL 231 Religions of the World I VCU equivalent 3 General education
Social/Behavioral Select 1: PLS 135 American National Politics OR PLS 211 United States Government I OR PSY 200 Principles of Psychology OR SOC 200 Principles of Sociology OR SOC 211 Principles of Anthropology I VCU equivalent 3 General education
EGR 121 Foundations of Engineering (see note below on EGR 122) EGMN 190 + EGMN 103 2 Major
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 264 Calculus II MATH 201 4 Major
PHY 231 University Physics I PHYS 207 5 Major
Technical elective 1 CHM 111 General Chemistry I CHEM/Z 101 4 Major (Ancillary)
Technical elective 2 EGR 122 Engineering Design Note: EGR 121 + EGR 122 = EGMN 215 + EGMN 190 EGMN 215 3 Major
Technical elective 3 EGR 240 Solid Mechanics-Statics EGMN 102 3 Major
MTH 265 Calculus III MATH 307 4 Elective
PHY 232 University Physics II PHYS 208 5 Major
Social/Behavioral Select 1: ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics OR ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics OR GEO 210 People and the Land: An Intro to Cultural Geography OR HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I OR HIS 112 History of World Civilization II OR HIS 121 United States History I OR PLS 241 International Relations I OR PSY 200 Principles of Psychology OR PSY 230 Developmental Psychology OR SOC 200 Principles of Sociology VCU equivalent 3 General education
Humanities/Fine Arts Select 1: CST 151 Film Appreciation I OR ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I OR ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II OR ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I OR ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II OR ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I OR ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II VCU equivalent 3 General education
MATH 267 Differential Equations MATH 301 3 Elective
Technical Elective 4 + Technical Elective 5 EGR 251 Basic Electric Circuits + EGR 255 Electric Circuits Laboratory EGRE 206 4 Major
Technical elective 6 EGR 246 Mechanics of Materials EGMN 202 3 Major
Northern Virginia Credits Transferred to VCU 66
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 and Laboratory 4 Major
STAT 441 Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3 Major
EGMN 203 Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Practicum II 1 Major
CLSE 115 Introduction to Programming for Chemical and Life Science Engineering 4 Major
EGRE 245 or CMSC 255 Engineering Visualization and Computation or Introduction to Programming 4 Major
EGRE 246 or CMSC 256 Advanced Engineering Programming or Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming 3 to 4 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 67 to 68
Bachelor's degree total 133 to 134