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Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

NOTE: The word "AND" between VCCS course numbers indicate JMU credit will be awarded for the completion of the VCCS sequence.

JMU Course: WRTC 103, Critical Reading and Writing

  • VCCS equivalents: ENG 112 (ENG 111 is the prerequisite to 112)
  • RBC equivalents: ENGL 101
  • NOTE: Required for admission to Teacher Education.

JMU Course: PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development

  • VCCS equivalents: PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232
  • RBC equivalents: PSY 250
  • NOTE: Required for admission to Teacher Education.

JMU Course: EDUC 200, Foundations of American Education

  • VCCS equivalents: EDU 200
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: Required for admission to Teacher Education.

JMU Course: ELED 208, Child Development: Birth Through Adolescence

  • VCCS equivalents: EDU 207
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent

JMU Course: HIST 101, World History to 1500 or HIST 102, World History Since 1500

  • VCCS equivalents: HIS 111 or 112
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: Required for licensure.

JMU Course: GEOG 200, Geography: The Global Dimension

  • VCCS equivalents: GEO 220 or GEO 221 or GEO 222
  • RBC equivalents: GEO 201
  • NOTE: Required for licensure.

JMU Course: ISCI 171, Earth and Planetary Science for Teachers

  • VCCS equivalents: GOL 105 or GOL 106 or GOL 110 or BIO 107 or ENV 121
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: Required for licensure.

JMU Course: ISCI 172, Physical Science for Teachers

  • VCCS equivalents: CHM 101 or CHM 110 or CHM 111 or ENV 220 or PHY 100 or PHY 101 or PHY 121 or PHY 201
  • RBC equivalents: CHEM 101, 101L
  • NOTE: Required for licensure.

JMU Course: ISCI 173, Life and Environmental Science for Teachers

  • VCCS equivalents: BIO 101 or BIO 105 or BIO 106 or BIO 145
  • RBC equivalents: BIO 101, 101L
  • NOTE: Required for licensure.

JMU Course: HIST 225, U.S. History, or POSC 225, U.S. Government

  • VCCS equivalents: HIS 121 and 122, or PLS 130 or PLS 135 or PLS 211
  • RBC equivalents: HIST 201 and 202, or GOVT 201
  • NOTE: Required for licensure.

Advising Notes

Please Read: This major guide is a list of all possible major courses offered in the Virginia Community College System. Not all courses may be offered at your community college, and you are not required to complete all these courses in order to transfer. Rather, it’s designed to help you meet JMU major requirements before you transfer, and be better prepared to progress through the major once you arrive at JMU. Please be sure to read the advising notes for additional information on the major.

1. All education students must apply and be admitted to Teacher Education. See the admission requirements and use the links below to learn more about the application process. 

For more information:

Early, Elementary and Reading Education
Admission to Teacher Education

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