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2021-2022

Elementary Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: General Studies, Teacher Preparation PreK-8 Specialization (Tidewater 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

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; Minimum GPA of 2.8 for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program
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 303 and MATH 361 and MATH 362
  • STAT 206 or STAT 208 or STAT 210
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
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

Elementary Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

Tidewater Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies, Teacher Preparation PreK-8 Specialization)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • 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.
  • Browse careers related to Education 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.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway and meet with your academic advisor.
  • Review SOE admissions requirements for transfer students.
  • 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 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.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about the REAL graduation requirement.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • 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.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to Education 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
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway and meet with your academic advisor.
  • Review SOE admissions requirements for transfer students.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
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 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
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about the REAL graduation requirement.
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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Elementary Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

Tidewater Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies, Teacher Preparation PreK-8 Specialization)

Tidewater Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100 (or SDV 101)College 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 ReasoningMATH 1313General education
BIO 101General Biology IBIOL/Z 1514Major (Ancillary)
Approved electivePLS 211 U.S. Government I (or PLS 135)POLI 1033Major (Ancillary)
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major
HIS 111 History of World CivilizationHIST 1XX3General education
MTH 155Statistical ReasoningSTAT 2083Major (Ancillary)
Science with LabGOL 110 Earth ScienceENVS/Z 1054Major (Ancillary)
CST 100Principles of Public SpeakingSPCH 1213Elective
Science with LabPHY 100 Elements of PhysicsPHYS/Z 1014Major (Ancillary)
ECO 120Survey of EconomicsECON 2033Major (Ancillary)
ENG 250Children's LiteratureTEDU 3863Major
EDU 200Introduction to Teaching as a ProfessionTEDU 1013Major
Approved electiveCHM 101 Introductory ChemistryCHEM/Z 1104Major (Ancillary)
HLT 100First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation HPEX 1XX3Elective
ART 101History and Appreciation of ArtARTH 1033General education
GEO 210People and the LandURSP 1023Elective
HIS 121United States History IHIST 1033Major (Ancillary)
Tidewater credits transferred to VCU62
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
EDUS 202Diversity, Democracy and Ethics4Major
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
TEDU 389The Teaching of Writing Skills3Major
TEDU 390Movement Education 3Major
TEDU 411Integrating the Arts in Curriculum for Young Children (or ARTE 301)3Major
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 481Teaching as a Profession3Major
TEDU 496Early/Elementary Social Studies Methods3Major
MATH 303Investigations in Geometry3Major (Ancillary)
MATH 361Numbers and Operations3Major (Ancillary)
MATH 362Algebra and Functions3Major (Ancillary)
HIST 205Survey of Virginia History3Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU70
Bachelor's degree total132
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