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VCCS Teacher Education Preparation Curriculum

*Note: Students interested in the Early Childhood PK-3, Elementary PK-6, Middle Education 6-8 & Special Education endorsements and transferring to a Virginia college should follow this curriculum.

 Teachers in Virginia: Course Planning Implications

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ENG 111College Composition I303
MTHMathematics (MTH 151 or MTH 163)303
HIS 121U.S. History I303
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts303
SDV 101Orientation to Education101
HLTHealth/Wellness202
TOTAL15015
Second Semester
ENG 112College Composition II303
MTHMathematics (MTH 152, 240)303
HIS 122U.S. History II303
PLS 135American National Politics303
Humanities Elective303
TOTAL15015
TAKE THE PRAXIS I EXAM
Third Semester
CST 110Introduction To Speech Communication303
HISHistory of Western Civ. I or II (HIS 101 or 102)303
EDU 200Introduction to Teaching303
ECOPrinciples of Economics I or II (ECO 201 or ECO 202)303
BIO 101General Biology I334
TOTAL15316
Fourth Semester
GEO 210People and the Land: An Intro. to Cultural Geography303
BIO 102General Biology II334
HUMHumanities Elective303
ElectiveElective303
ENGLiterature Elective303
TOTAL15316

Total Minimum Credits for the Pre-Teacher Education Curriculum ...  62

Students must take the PRAXIS I Exam during the Freshman Year.

·“C” in all English Courses       ·Pass Praxis I Exam    · 2.5 Cumulative GPA

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Education Path

Degree: Associate of Arts & Sciences (AA&S – Transfer) Education Specialization
Program Code: 624-02
Program Length: 2 year – 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 62
Program Degree Completion Plan

Program Advisors

Judy Castle, 276.964.7243, Russell Hall Room 133
Jereial Fletcher, 276.964.7224, Russell Hall Room 129