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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, Mechanical Concentration (Germanna Community College)
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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 the 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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2021-2022

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

Germanna Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering, Mechanical Concentration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to education through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college's iGrad's Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Attend a talk or event sponsored by the School of Education.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Cafe, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Consider learning a foreign language.
  • Learn about short-term semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Attend Career and Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career-related experience (e.g., job internships, organization involvement).
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about the REAL graduation requirement.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to education through the career coach.
  • 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

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Attend a talk or event sponsored by the School of Education.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Cafe, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Education-related events.
  • Consider learning a foreign language.
  • Learn about short-term semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career and Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career-related experience (e.g., job internships, organization involvement).
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about the REAL graduation requirement.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

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

Germanna Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering, Mechanical Concentration)

Germanna Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100 or 101College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
CHM 111General Chemistry I CHEM/Z 1014Major (Ancillary)
EGR 121Foundations of EngineeringEGMN 103 + EGMN 1902Major
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 263Calculus IMATH 2004Major (Ancillary)
HumanitiesHumanities/Fine Arts (select 1): ART 101, ART 102, HUM 100, REL 231VCU equivalent3General education
EGR 122EGR 122 Engineering Design (earn minimum grade of "B") Note: EGR 121 + EGR 122 = EGMN 215 + EGMN 190EGMN 2153Major
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
PHY 241University Physics IPHYS 2074Major
EGR 126Computer Programming for EngineersCMSC 2553Major
MTH 264Calculus IIMATH 2014Major
PHY 242University Physics IIPHYS 2084Major
EGR 248Thermodynamics for EngineersEGMN 2043Elective
MTH 265Calculus III MATH 3074Elective
EGR 240Engineering Mechanics-StaticsEGMN 1023Major
Social scienceAny course from ECO, PLS, PSY, or SOCVCU equivalent3General education
EGR 246Mechanics of MaterialsEGMN 2023Major
HumanitiesAny course from ART (approved transfer elective courses), ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign LanguageVCU equivalent3Elective
MTH 267Differential EquationsMATH 3013Elective
EGR 245Engineering Mechanics-DynamicsEGMN 2013Elective
Social ScienceAny course from ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOCVCU equivalent3Elective
Germanna credits transferred to VCU66
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
EDUS 202Diversity, Democracy and Ethics4Major
EDUS 301Human Development and Learning 3Major
EDUS 304Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation 2Major
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 Learners 2Major
TEDU 510Instructional Technology in PK-12 Environments 2Major
CHEM/Z 102General Chemistry II and Laboratory4Major
STAT 441Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists3Major
EGMN 203Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Practicum II1Major
CLSE 115Introduction to Programming for Chemical and Life Science Engineering4Major
EGRE 206Electric Circuits4Major
EGRE 246 or CMSC 256Advanced Engineering Programming or Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming3 to 4Major
TEDU 381Middle School Practicum for Engineering Education2Major
TEDU 382High School Practicum for Engineering Education1Major
TEDU 420Teaching Middle and High School Engineering 3Major
TEDU 478Internship I for Engineering Education 4Major
TEDU 479Internship II for Engineering Education 4Major
TEDU 480Investigations and Trends in Teaching: Engineering3Major
TEDU 562Reading Instruction in the Content Areas3Major
BIOL 103Global Environmental Biology3Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU67
Bachelor's degree total133
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