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2021-2022

Elementary Education and Teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: General Studies, Elementary Education 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

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

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

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies, Elementary Education 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 VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • 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.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • 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.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
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.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • 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 the types of aid available 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 VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
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
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • 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.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.

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.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
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.
  • 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

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: General Studies, Elementary Education Specialization)

Reynolds Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 101Orientation to Teacher preparationUNIV 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
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
CHD 210Introduction to Exceptional ChildrenSEDP 3303Major
MTH 154Quantitative LiteracyMATH 1313General education
BIO 101 (or BIO 106)General Biology (or Life Science)BIOL/Z 151 (or BIOL/Z 101)4Major (Ancillary)
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
EDU 200Introduction to Teaching as a ProfessionTEDU 1013Major
HLT/PEDPersonal Wellness elective (HLT 105 suggested)VCU equivalent1Elective
HIS 121United State History IHIST 1033Major (Ancillary)
MTH 245Statistics ISTAT 2103Major (Ancillary)
ENG 250Children's LiteratureTEDU 3863Major
PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major
PLS 135American National PoliticsPOLI 1033Major (Ancillary)
HIS 281History of Virginia IHIST 3563Major (Ancillary)
Laboratory ScienceCHM 101 Introduction to ChemistryCHEM/Z 1104Major (Ancillary)
CHD 145 + EDU 235Teaching Art, Music and Movement and Health and Safety Education (both must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents)TEDU 411 and TEDU 3906Major
ECO 120Survey of Economics (or take both ECO 201-202)ECON 2033Major (Ancillary)
PHY 101Introduction to Physics IPHYS/Z 1014Major (Ancillary)
HIS 282History of Virginia IIHIST 3573Major (Ancillary)
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU62
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
EDUS 202Diversity, Democracy and Ethics3Major
EDUS 304Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation2Major
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 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)
ENVS 105Physical Geology (or ENVS 201 or ENVS 301 or ENVS 310 or PHYS 103 or URSP 204)3Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total122
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