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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 (John Tyler 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
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

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

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 secondary teaching.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Review career services at John Tyler.
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).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • 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 the types of aid available at VCU.

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 secondary teaching.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Review career services at John Tyler.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

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).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

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

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Engineering)

John Tyler Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDVCollege Success Skills/Orientation to DisciplineUNIV 1011Elective
MTH 263Calculus IMATH 2004Major (Ancillary)
EGR 121+ EGR 122Foundations of Engineering + Engineering DesignEGRE 1015Major
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
CHM 111General Chemistry I CHEM/Z 1014Major (Ancillary)
Humanities/Fine ArtsHumanities/Fine Arts (select 1): ART 101, ART 102, CST 100, ENG 252, PHI 111VCU equivalent3General education
MTH 264Calculus IIMATH 2014Major
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
Social scienceSelect one: HIS 112, PSY 200, PSY 230, SOC 200, ECO 201, ECO 202VCU equivalent3General education
Engineering electiveEGR 140 Engineering Mechanics-StaticsEGMN 1023Major
MTH 267Differential EquationsMATH 3013Elective
Engineering electiveEGR 246 Mechanics of MaterialsEGMN 2023Major
Engineering electiveEGR 126 Computer Programming for EngineersEGRE 2453Major
PHY 241University Physics IPHYS 2074Major
Social/BehavioralSocial/behavioral science (select 1): ECO 201, ECO 202, PSY 200, PSY 230, SOC 200, SOC 211VCU equivalent3Elective
MTH 265Calculus IIIMATH 3074Elective
EGR 251 + EGR 255Basic Electric Circuits I + Electric Circuits LaboratoryEGRE 2064Major
Engineering electiveSelect any engineering electiveVCU equivalent3Elective
PHY 242University Physics IIPHYS 2084Major
Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect one: PHI 220, ART 101, ART 102, CST 100, ENG 252, PHI 111, REL 230. VCU equivalent3General education
John Tyler Courses Transferred to VCU67
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
EDUS 202Diversity, Democracy and Ethics4Major
EDUS 301Human Development and Learning3Major
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
CHEM/Z 102General Chemistry II4Major
STAT 441Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists3Major
CLSE 115Introduction to Programming for Chemical and Life Science Engineering4Major
EGMN 215Engineering Visualization and Computation3Major
EGRE 246Advanced Engineering Programming3Major
TEDU 381Middle School Practicum for Engineering Education2Major
TEDU 382High School Practicum for Engineering Education1Major
TEDU 420Teaching Middle and High School Engineering3Major
TEDU 478Internship I for Engineering Education4Major
TEDU 479Internship II for Engineering Education4Major
TEDU 480Investigations and Trends in Teaching: Engineering3Major
TEDU 562Reading Instruction in the Content Areas3Major
BIOL 103Global Environmental Biology3Major (Ancillary)
Credits Completed at VCU65
Bachelor's degree total132
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