Aug 22, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education - A.S.


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The Elementary Education program emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  This degree does not qualify for a seamless transfer to colleges in the TBR system as the Associate of Science in Teaching Degree does. Students who graduate with the Associate of Science degree in Elementary Education should contact the university they plan to complete their education bachelor's degree to determine any other requirements for entry into their teaching program. Students pursuing careers in teaching should consider this degree. 

Transfer Options
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History Credits: (6) ¹
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts Credits: (9) ¹
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (8)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


Requirements of the senior institutions vary for the following courses excluding PHED and MATH. Consult with the Social Science and Education Division office for specific course information.

  • University Parallel Electives (Choose from EDU, PSYC, HIST) Credits: (9)
  • Geography (GEOG Course) Credits: (3)
  • Health (HED Course) Credits: (3)
  • Physical Education Activity (PHED Course) Credit: (1)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Elementary Teacher $34,500 $63,400
Teacher Assistant $16,300 $28,100
Childcare Worker $16,000 $24,009

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts(See footnote above) Credits: (3) ¹
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives (Choose from EDU, PSYC, HIST) Credits: (3)
  • Geography (GEOG Course) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (See footnote above) Credits: (3) ¹
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts(See footnote above) Credits: (3) ¹
  • University Parallel Electives (Choose from EDU, PSYC, HIST) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)


  • History (See footnote above) Credits: (3) ¹
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts(See footnote above) Credits: (3) ¹
  • Physical Education Activity (PHED Course) Credit: (1)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Health (HED Course) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives (Choose from EDU, PSYC, HIST) Credits: (3)

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