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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.

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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
Second Semester
ENG 112College Composition II303
MTHMathematics (MTH 152, 240)303
HIS 122U.S. History II303
PLS 135American National Politics303
Humanities Elective303
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
Fourth Semester
GEO 210People and the Land: An Intro. to Cultural Geography303
BIO 102General Biology II334
HUMHumanities Elective303
ENGLiterature Elective303

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