Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science, Specialization in Education (880-02) Associate of Science Degree

Purpose: There is a great demand for qualified science teachers in K-12. This degree is designed for persons who are interested in teaching science at the secondary level and who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in science education.

Course Offerings: Courses in this program are offered at the Hampton and Historic Triangle Campuses in the daytime, evenings, and online.

Special Notes: This program requires EDU 200  and an associated fee to complete the public-school division’s mandatory criminal background check for the supervised field placement in a K-12 school. Completion of 40 hours of supervised field observation and teaching science is a requirement of this program.

Students enrolled in this two-year transfer program may also be eligible for Passport Courses or Uniform Certificate of General Studies  consideration. Please review the provided link for more information and meet with your advisor for details.  

Articulation Agreement/s: Students who are interested in transferring to Old Dominion University to continue the Chemistry  or Ocean and Earth  program should meet with Academic Advising early to determine and discuss requirements.

Part-Time Program Sequence  

Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 17

Semester Total Credits 13

Total Minimum Credits 62

In selecting transfer courses, students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution and major.

NOTE: CHM 101  does not satisfy elective credits for this program.

Program Information (STEM)

For additional information about this program visit the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics webpage, stop by room 321 Hastings Hall, phone 757-825-2898, or email stemoffice@vpcc.edu.