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College Catalog: Education: Education

Program: Education
Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences
Plan Code: 624
Length: 62 credits.
The program is designed for both full-time and part-time students.
Time to completion may vary.
Lead Faculty: Antoinette (Toni) Johnson

Purpose: This program of study is recommended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to receive a bachelor’s degree and meet the state teacher certification requirements for Early Childhood (PK-3), Elementary (PK-6), Middle School (6-8), or selected areas of Special Education.

Transfer Options: This program is designed for students planning to complete a baccalaureate degree program in teacher education at a four-year institution. Because certain majors have specialized requirements, students should become familiar with their particular requirements of the major at the four-year institution to which they intend to transfer and then discuss these requirements with their advisors in order to select the correct courses at Paul D. Camp Community College.

Student Learning Outcomes:

In addition to the VCCS general education outcomes and core competencies, graduates will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast current issues and trends in the K-12 education field.
  • Effectively use the English language to write and speak with clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness.
  • Think critically, independently, and creatively to make informed and logical decisions.
  • Comprehend and use quantitative concepts and methods to interpret and evaluate data.
  • Demonstrate competence in computer literacy to research and analyze education and teaching topics.

Admission Requirements: General Admission to the College is required. Students must complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Students with deficiencies in these areas will be required to take appropriate developmental courses. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in ENG 111 and 112 is required for graduation. In the program requirements, “Transfer Elective” means any course for which a student can receive credit at the school to which he/she intends to transfer. “Literature Elective” means one of these courses: ENG 150, 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, or 252. Students should be aware that the four-year schools have requirements in addition to the completion of the two-year degree to gain admission into their Teacher Education programs.

Education (624)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
First Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I1 3
HIS 121 US History I 3
MTH 154 OR 155/162 Quantitative Reasoning or Statistical Reasoning, or Pre-Calculus I2 3
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer App. and Concepts 3
HLT/PED ___ Health/Wellness Elective 2
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total Semester Credits 15
Second Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II1 3
HIS 122 US History II 3
MTH 154 OR 155/162/245 Quantitative Reasoning or Statistical Reasoning, , Pre-Calculus II, or Statistics 3
PLS 130 Basics of American Politics 3
Fine Arts ___ Art or Music Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Third Semester  
BIO 101 Biology I 4
EDU 200 Intro to Teaching 3
ECO 201/202 Principles of Macro or Microeconomics 3
HIS 111/112 History of World Civilizations I or II 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester
BIO 102 or GOL 110 Biology II or Earth Science 4
ENG xxx Literature elective 3
GEO 210 People & the Land; Cultural Geography 3
Humanities ____ Humanities elective 3
Transfer ___ Transfer Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Total Program Credits 62
1. A grade of “C” or better in ENG 111 and 112 is required for graduation.
2. Students and their advisors should choose the mathematics sequence required by the institution where the student plans to transfer.