Follow Us! Become a Fan of NRCC!
Advisor and Student


 VCCS Pre-Teacher Education Curriculum for Elementary PK-6, Middle Education 6-8, Special Education Only*
  • First Semester (Fall)

    Catalog Course Title Credits
    ENG 111 College Composition I 3
    HIS  121 United States History I 3
    MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I ( or MTH 163)1 3
    SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
    CSC 110 Introduction to Computing (or ITE 115 or BUS 226) 3
    HLT 110 Concepts of Personal and Community Health (or HLT 116) 3
    Total Credits:

    Second Semester (Spring)

    Catalog Course Title Credits
    ENG 112 College Composition II 3
    HIS  122 United States History II 3
    PLS 135 American National Politics 3
    MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II (or MTH 157)1 3
    MUS 121 Music Appreciation I (or ART 101, ART 102, MUS 122 or CST 141) 3
    Total Credits:

    Third Semester (Fall)

    Catalog Course Title Credits
    ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I (or ENG 242/243/244/251 or 252) 3
    PSY 235 Child Psychology (or PSY 230)2 3
    BIO  101 General Biology I 4
    HIS  111 History of World Civilization (or HIS 101, HIS 102 or HIS 112) 3
    GEO 210 People and the Land 3
    Total Credits:

    Fourth Semester (Spring)

    Catalog Course Title Credits
    CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
    ECO 201 Principles in Macroeconomics 3
    BIO  102 General Biology II ( or CHM 111)2 4
    ___ ___ Elective3 3
    Total Credits:
    Total Minimum Credits: 60

1Students should confirm math requirement at four-year transfer institution.
2Students should determine requirement of four-year transfer institution prior to selection.
3Select an elective from the following list which will apply toward your teaching concentration in Elementary Education: HIS 112 (or HIS 102), ECO 202, ENG 242 (or ENG 243 or ENG 244 or ENG 211 or ENG 251), CHM 111, MTH 157 (or MTH 163 or MTH 271).

Students in the teacher education program need to consult with their transfer institution concerning all requirements, including the Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment (VCLA) & Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Mathematics Test for teacher certification. Students are encouraged to take these exams prior to transfer. Most institutions require a 2.75 GPA for entry into junior level classes. General transfer information is available on NRCC's website at

*Students planning to teach at the secondary level (grades 6 through 12) must major in academic subject they plan to teach (ie. English, Science) and should follow the NRCC transfer degree most applicable to that major.