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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education and Teaching

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Development (John Tyler Community College)
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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

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

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 201 or higher
Science required
  • 3-4 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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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education and Teaching

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Development)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 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 PK-3 grade teaching.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • 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.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
ExperienceYear 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).
  • 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
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 PK-3 grade teaching.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • 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.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

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).
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.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education and Teaching

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Development)

John Tyler Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
AAS Degree Requirements
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College 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 111-1123General education
MTH 154Quantitative LiteracyMATH 1313General education
CHD 120Introduction to Early Childhood EducationTREL 2XX3Elective
CHD 145Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children (in combination with EDU 235)TEDU 4113Major
CHD 165Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary SettingsECSE 3013Major
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
EDU 235Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education (in combination with CHD 145)TEDU 3903Major
CHD 205Guiding the Behavior of ChildrenTEDU 4103Major
PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major (Sub. for EDUS 301)
CHD 118Language Arts for Young Children Note: students will receive credit for VCU equivalent if ENG 250 is also completed.TEDU 3853Major
CHD 146Math, Science, and Social Studies for ChildrenTREL 1XX3Elective
CHD 166Infant and Toddler Programs Note: students will receive credit for VCU equivalent if CHD 120 is also completed.ECSE 4103Major
BIO 101General Biology IBIOL/Z 1514General education
ENG 250Children's LiteratureENGL 2913General education
HIS 121United State History IHIST 1033Major
CHD 210Introduction to Exceptional ChildrenSEDP 3303Major
CHD 216Early Childhood Programs, School and Social ChangeEDUS 2023Major
CHD 270Administration of Childcare ProgramsTREL 2XX3Elective
CHD 265Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary SettingsTREL 2XX3Elective
EDU 200Introduction to Teaching as a ProfessionTEDU 1013Major
John Tyler credits completed for AAS degree65
Additional credits that may be taken at John Tyler
MTH 155Statistical ReasoningSTAT 2083Major
PLS 135American National Politics or United States GovernmentPOLI 1033General education
PHY 101Introduction to PhysicsPHYS/Z 1014Major
ECO 120Survey of EconomicsECON 2033Major
CHM 101Introduction to ChemistryCHEM/Z 1104Major
Additional credits completed at John Tyler17
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
ENVS 105Physical Geology (or ENVS 201 or ENVS 301 or ENVS 310 or URSP 204)3Major
HIST 356History of Virginia I3Major
HIST 357History of Virginia II3Major
EDUS 304Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation2Major
SEDP/EDUS 401Assessment in Diverse Settings3Major
TEDU 413Curriculum Methods and Instructional Models3Major
TEDU 452Teaching English Language Learners2Major
TEDU 510Instructional Technology in PK-12 Environments2Major
MATH 303Investigations in Geometry3Major
MATH 361Numbers and Operations3Major
MATH 362Algebra and Functions3Major
TEDU 416Math/Science Methods for Early Childhood Education4Major
TEDU 425Emergent and Early Literacy3Major
TEDU 466Literacy Assessment and Intervention in the Early/Elementary Classroom4Major
TEDU 471Internship I (PK-K)4Major
TEDU 475Internship II (Grades 1-3)4Major
TEDU 481Teaching as a Profession3Major
TEDU 490Social Studies Methods for Early Learners2Major
Credits completed at VCU54
Bachelor's degree total133
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