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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education and Teaching

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Social Sciences, Teacher Preparation Specialization (Reynolds Community College)
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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

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: Elementary Education and Teaching

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Social Sciences, Teacher Preparation Specialization)

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-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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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-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
  • 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
  • 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.
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: Elementary Education and Teaching

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Social Sciences, Teacher Preparation Specialization)

Reynolds Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 101Orientation to Teacher preparationUNIV 1012Elective
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
HIS 101 or HIS 111Western Civilization I or World Civilization IHIST 1013Elective
MTH 154Quantitative LiteracyMATH 1313General education
HLT/PEDPersonal Wellness electiveVCU equivalent1Elective
Foreign LanguageForeign Language 101VCU equivalent4Elective
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
HIS 121United State History IHIST 1033Major
MTH 245Statistics ISTAT 2103Major
Foreign LanguageForeign Language 102VCU equivalent4Elective
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
ENG 250Children's LiteratureENGL 3863Major
ECO 120Survey of Economics (or take both ECO 201-202)ECON 2033Major
BIO 101 (or BIO 106)General Biology (or Life Science)BIOL/Z 151 (or BIOL/Z 101)4General education
EDU 200Introduction to Teaching as a ProfessionTEDU 1013Major
ENG LiteratureAny 200-level English LiteratureENGL3General education
GEO 210People and the LandURSP 1023Elective
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: CHM 101, GOL 105, or PHY 101VCU equivalent4Major
PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major
PLS 211U.S. GovernmentPOLI 1033Major
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU61
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
CHEMSelect from CHEM 100, CHEM 101, or CHEM 110 (if CHM 101 is not selected for AS degree)0 to 3Major
ENVS 105Physical Geology (or ENVS 201 or ENVS 301 or ENVS 310 or URSP 204) - if GOL 105 is not selected for AS degree0 to 3Major
PHY 101Foundations of Physics (or INSC 201 or INSC 300) - if PHY 101 is not selected for AS degree0 to 3Major
HIST 356History of Virginia I3Major
HIST 357History of Virginia II3Major
EDUS 202Diversity, Democracy and Ethics3Major
EDUS 304Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation2Major
SEDP 330Survey of Special Education3Major
SEDP/EDUS 401Assessment in Diverse Settings3Major
TEDU/SEDP 410Building a Community of Learners: Classroom Management3Major
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 389The Teaching of Writing Skills3Major
TEDU 390Movement Education3Major
TEDU 411Integrating the Arts in Curriculum for Young Children3Major
TEDU 417Early/Elementary Science Methods3Major
TEDU 422Early/Elementary Math Methods3Major
TEDU 426Teaching Reading and Other Language Arts3Major
TEDU 466Literacy Assessment and Intervention in the Early/Elementary Classroom4Major
TEDU 472Elementary Internship I (PK-2)4Major
TEDU 474Elementary Internship II (Grades 3-5)4Major
TEDU 381Teaching as a Profession3Major
TEDU 496Early/Elementary Social Studies Methods3Major
Credits completed at VCU81
Bachelor's degree total142
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