All students interested in a teaching career, are encouraged to learn more about the profession by participating in courses that provide an introduction to teaching as a career and early field experiences in public school settings.
SDV 101 Orientation to Teaching (1 cr.) - Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to
services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they
are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including
the learning resources center; counseling and advising; listening,
test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable
to their particular discipline. Lecture 1-3 hours per week. SDV 101 is recommended in the fall semester of your first year in the AA & S degree. This course requires 10-hours of field placement. SDV 110 may be substituted for this course.
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession (3 cr.) - Provides an orientation to the teaching profession in Virginia, including
historical perspectives, current issues, and future trends in
education on the national and state levels. Emphasizes information
about teacher licensure examinations, steps to certification, teacher
preparation and induction programs, and attention to critical
shortage areas in Virginia. Includes supervised field placement
(recommended: 40 clock hours) in a K-12 school. Prerequisite:
Successful completion of 24 credits of transfer courses. Lecture 2
hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
This course is recommended for the fall semester in the second year of an AA & S
WCC also offers other science, social science, and humanities courses that may you allow to expand your knowledge and meet transfer requirements. Talk to your academic advisor for more information.