Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
    
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Education: Elementary Education Major, A.S.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO


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CIP Code: 13.0101

NOVA Code: 625-02

This curriculum is designed for students seeking licensure in either PreK-3rd Grade or PreK-6th Grade. Upon completion of endorsement courses, students should take the Praxis II: Elementary Education Multiple Subjects. This curriculum prepares students to transfer to any four-year college or university teacher preparation program. Courses in this degree are designed to satisfy some of the endorsement and professional course requirements of a Virginia teaching license. In EDU 200, students will identify the endorsement (content) courses they need to earn a teaching license. Students should meet with a Teacher Education faculty member or Education Field Placement Coordinator and Advising Specialist to select the correct courses for their area of licensure. EDU 200 and EDU 204 both require 20-hour field placements in a K-12 public school. Students will be required to complete a background check before being placed in the schools. Students with criminal records should consult with the Teacher Education Field Placement Coordinator before enrolling in the courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take the VCLA after completing ENG 111, ENG 112, Eng-literature course, and CST 100 or 110. 

Two Years


Total 13 credits


Total 15 credits


Total 16 credits


Total 16 credits


Total credits for the A.S. Degree in Education: Elementary Education Major: 60 credits


Students are strongly advised to consult with the academic advisor/counselor in Teacher Education prior to making decisions regarding their academic pathway and carefully review and understand the specific requirements of their intended four-year Virginia institution to facilitate a smooth transition.

1 MTH 154  or MTH 161   are preferred to meet the algebra requirement for elementary licensure in Virginia. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155 and MTH 245, or for both MTH 261 and MTH 263, or for both MTH 262 and MTH 264.

2 Students must select from the following options to meet VDOE endorsement requirements: ART 100ART 101ART 102ART 150ART 215MUS 121MUS 221MUS 222MUS 225PHI 100PHI 111PHI 220PHI 227REL 100REL 233REL 237, or REL 238.

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