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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 (Reynolds 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

Reynolds 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 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 cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Browse careers related to grades PK-3 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.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • 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).
ExperienceYear 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.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences, (e.g., internships) before your senior year of college.
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
  • 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
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 cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to grades PK-3 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
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • 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).

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
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences, (e.g., internships) before your senior year of college.
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
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.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood Education and Teaching

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

Reynolds Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
AAS Degree Requirements
SDV 100 or SDV 101College Success Skills or Orientation to Teacher PreparationUNIV 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
CHD 120Introduction to Early Childhood Education (see note below for CHD 166)TREL 1XX3Elective
CHD 145 + EDU 235Teaching Art, Music and Movement to Children and Health, Safety, and Nutrition EducationTEDU 390 + TEDU 4116Major
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
CHD 146Math, Science, and Social Studies for ChildrenTREL 1XX3Elective
CHD 205Guiding the Behavior of ChildrenTEDU 4103Major
CHD 165Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary SettingsECSE 3013Major
PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major
MTH 154Quantitative LiteracyMATH 1313General education
CHD 118 + ENG 250Language Arts for Young Children and Children's LiteratureTEDU 385 + ENGL 2916Major
CHD 270Administration of Childcare ProgramsTREL 2XX3Elective
EDU 200 + CHD 216Introduction to Teaching as a Profession and Early Childhood Programs, School and Social ChangeTEDU 101 + EDUS 2026Major
CHD 166Infant and Toddler Programs Note: students will receive credit for VCU equivalent if CHD 120 is also completed.ECSE 4103Major
CHD 210Introduction to Exceptional ChildrenSEDP 3303Major
CHD 265Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary SettingsTREL 2XX3Elective
HIS 121United State History IHIST 1033Major
BIO 101 (or BIO 106)General Biology (or Life Science)(BIOL/Z 151 (or BIOL/Z 101)4General education
Reynolds credits completed for AAS degree65
Additional credits that may be taken at Reynolds (or VCU)
MTH 155 or MTH 245Statistical Reasoning or Statistics ISTAT 208 or STAT 2103Major
PLS 211`United States GovernmentPOLI 1033Major
PHY 101Introduction to PhysicsPHYS/Z 1014Major
GOL 105Physical GeologyENVS/Z 1054Major
ECO 120Survey of EconomicsECON 2033Major
CHE 101Introduction to ChemistryCHEM/Z 1104Major
Additional credits completed at Reynolds21
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
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 VCU51
Credits completed for AAS degree65
Additional credits completed at Reynolds21
Bachelor's degree total137
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