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 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
    MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II (or MTH 271 or MTH 157)1 3
    PLS 135 American National Politics 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 3
    BIO  101 General Biology I 4
    HIS  111 History of World Civilization (or HIS 101/102 or 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 4
    ___ ___ Elective2 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

Students in the teacher education program need to consult with their transfer institution concerning all requirements, including the VCLA & PRAXIS I exams for teacher certification. Students are encouraged to take this exam 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 applicable to that major.