What will I learn?

The B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education and Teaching prepares undergraduate students for roles as teachers of young children in schools, grades kindergarten to six, and community preschool settings. The program focuses on providing students with a solid foundation in child development, educational psychology and the role of the family and society in education. The program prepares graduates to be reflective educators who demonstrate an in-depth understanding of science, social studies and mathematics pedagogy and content, as well as a commitment to balanced literacy approaches. Students will develop skills to advocate for equitable learning opportunities for all children.

Upon completion of degree requirements in any of VCU's undergraduate educator preparation programs and with the recommendation of the School of Education, students are eligible to receive initial licensure from the Virginia Department of Education.

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to teach in diverse classroom settings through purposefully integrated fieldwork and internship experiences.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (123 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$32,742.00 (24,28,932) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022, 23 August 2022

Venue

School of Education

1015 West Main Street,

RICHMOND,

Virginia,

23284, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to a Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate degree program requires graduation from a secondary school or the equivalent (lyceum, senior middle school, university preparatory school, completion of GCSE exams, Standard 12 graduation, etc.), which typically consists of at least 12 years beyond kindergarten. Your secondary education should be the type that would prepare you for entrance to a recognized university in your home country.

For international students

Admission to a Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduate degree program requires graduation from a secondary school or the equivalent (lyceum, senior middle school, university preparatory school, completion of GCSE exams, Standard 12 graduation, etc.), which typically consists of at least 12 years beyond kindergarten. Your secondary education should be the type that would prepare you for entrance to a recognized university in your home country. The required TOEFL score for undergraduate applicants is 70 iBT, reading 13-18, Listening 12-19 and Writing 21-23 PBT; or IELTS of 6.0 (academic band score). The required PTE score is 53. Application deadlines for freshmen: Fall: Jan. 15 (regular decision); spring, Nov. 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a top 100 research university and number one public postgraduate arts school in the US.

  • VCU is one of the top 3 research universities in Virginia
  • 21% growth in sponsored awards in a 10-year period
  • 1,600 international students from 108 countries
  • 173-acre campus in downtown Richmond

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