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2021-2022

Special Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

VCU

Community college:
General Education Certificate (John Tyler Community College)
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Program description

The purpose of the B.S.Ed. in Special Education and Teaching is to prepare students to serve as initially licensed special education teachers in K-12 schools as well as to serve as educators and leaders in schools and community-based settings.


The program focuses on providing students with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults with disabilities. Students will garner the knowledge and skills to become licensed special education teachers who work with children with high incidence disabilities, including individuals with learning disabilities, emotional disturbance and mild to moderate intellectual disability. Students will be able to recognize a child’s educational and social problems, to formulate effective and personalized/individualized instruction, and to consult with parents, teachers and administrators to incorporate accommodations and transitions across the child’s educational program. Students also will be prepared to teach reading and language, mathematics, and other core content areas, as well as be able to apply classroom and behavior management and social skills to students with diverse abilities and backgrounds.


Graduates will be prepared to work in public and private elementary, middle and high schools across Virginia, with particular focus in urban and 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 special education/general education curriculum (K-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
  • 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 the General Education Certificate
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Highest level of math required
  • Quantitative Foundations requirement only
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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Special Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

John Tyler Community College (General Education Certificate)

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.
  • 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.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • 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.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
ExperienceYear 2

            Explore
            MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
            • Attend Tyler Orientation.
            • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
            • 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.
            • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
            • 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.
            • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
            GET REAL EXPERIENCE
            PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

            Experience
            MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
              GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
                BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
                  GET REAL EXPERIENCE
                    PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

                      Course equivalent
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                      2021-2022

                      Special Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

                      John Tyler Community College (General Education Certificate)

                      John Tyler Community College courses
                      CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
                      Transfer to VCU after completing the one-year General Education Certificate (The certificate will fulfill VCU's general education requirements)
                      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 LiteracyMATH 1313General education
                      HistorySelect one from HIS, 121, HIS 111, HIS 122, HIS 112. HIST3General education
                      ScienceSelect one from BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111, PHY 101, PHY 201 VCU equivalent4General education
                      ENG 112College Composition II UNIV 2003General education
                      PSY 200Principles of PsychologyPSYC 1013General education
                      Select one from REL 230, SOC 268, GEO 210, GEO 220, PLS 135, PLS 241 VCU equivalent3General education
                      ENG200-level ENG literature (select 1)ENGL3General education
                      ScienceSelect one from BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 112, ENV 121, PHY 101, PHY 202 VCU equivalent4General education
                      PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Elective
                      John Tyler credits transferred to VCU32
                      VCU courses
                      CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
                      EDUS 202Diversity, Democracy and Ethics4Major
                      EDUS 301Human Development and Learning3Major
                      SEDP 200Characteristics of Individuals With Disabilities3Major
                      SEDP 201Teaching Individuals With Mild and Moderate Disabilities3Major
                      SEDP 203Special Education Law3Major
                      SEDP 216Families and Professional Partnerships3Major
                      SEDP 282Multicultural Perspectives in Education3Major
                      SEDP 330Survey of Special Education3Major
                      SEDP 402Exceptionality and Technology: Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology3Major
                      SEDP 405Collaborative Practices and Co-teaching in Inclusive Schools3Major
                      SEDP 415Action Research in Education and Special Education: Capstone Project3Major
                      SEDP 420Special Education Leadership for Inclusive Schools3Major
                      SEDP 495Universal Design for Learning and Transition3Major
                      CLED 405A Survey of Career Counseling3Major
                      SEDP 311Secondary Education and Transition Planning3Major
                      SEDP 315Classroom Management and Behavior Support for Students With Disabilities3Major
                      SEDP 320Development and Implementation of Positive Behavior Support Plans3Major
                      SEDP 378Teaching Math to Students With Disabilities3Major
                      SEDP 379Assessment Practices in Autism and Developmental Disabilities3Major
                      SEDP 380Teaching Reading to Students With Disabilities3Major
                      SEDP 389IEP and Due Process in Special Education3Major
                      SEDP 401Assessment in Diverse Settings3Major
                      SEDP 404Methods in Teaching Science and Social Studies for Students With Disabilities3Major
                      SEDP 460Specialized Reading and Writing Interventions for Students With Disabilities3Major
                      SEDP 461Specialized Math Interventions for Students With High Incidence Disabilities 3Major
                      TEDU 410Building a Community of Learners: Classroom Management3Major
                      TEDU 510Instructional Technology in PK-12 Environments2Major
                      SEDP 250Special Education Elementary Supervision2Major
                      SEDP 350Special Education Middle School Supervision2Major
                      SEDP 450Special Education High School Supervision2Major
                      SEDP 499Student Teaching6Major
                      Credits completed at VCU93
                      Bachelor's degree total125
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