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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 154 or MTH 161)303
HIS 121U.S. History I303
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts303
SDV 101Orientation to Education101
BIO 101General Biology I434
TOTAL17017
Second Semester
ENG 112College Composition II303
MTH 155Statistical Reasoning303
HIS 122U.S. History II303
PLS 135American National Politics303
BIO 102General Biology II404
TOTAL16016
*Take the PRAXIS Academic Core Skills Test for Educators Exam
Third Semester
CST 110Introduction To Speech Communication303
HISHistory of Western Civ. I or II (HIS 101 or 102)303
EDU 200Introduction to Teaching*303
ECOPrinciples of Economics I or II (ECO 201 or ECO 202)303
Health & Wellness202
TOTAL14314
Fourth Semester
GEO 210People and the Land: An Intro. to Cultural Geography303
HUMHumanities Elective**303
HUMHumanities Elective**303
ENGLiterature Elective**303
Elective**303
TOTAL15315

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

1 Developmental coursework may require additional semesters to complete program.
·“C” in all English Courses       ·Pass Praxis Academic Core Skills Test for Educators    · 2.5 Cumulative GPA

*  All education majors should take PRAXIS I Academic Core Skills for Educators during EDU 200.

** Determine transfer institution's requirements prior to selection of Natural Science courses, Humanities and Social Elective courses. Options are listed below.

Natural Science Electives:  BIO 101-102; CHM 111-112; PHY 201-202; GOL 105-106.

Humanities Electives: ART101-102; MUS 121-122; ENG 241-242; ENG 243-244; REL 230.

Social Science Electives:  PLS 211-212; PSY 231-232; GEO 200.

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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