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2017-2018 VSCC Catalog 
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science in Teaching K-5 - A.S.T

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The Associate of Science in Teaching Degree program emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in elementary education.  Students pursuing careers as elementary teachers should consider this degree.

Transfer Option:
The Associate of Science in Teaching (AST)  degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program.  

All students graduating with an Associate of Science in Teaching K-5 degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) and PRAXIS exam. More information can be found at

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts Credits (3)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)

Additional Degree Requirements

Attainment of 2.75 cumulative GPA; successful completion of Praxis Core exams or ACT Composite Score of 22, and satisfactory ratings on three disposition assessments.

Computer Literacy Requirement

See for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information

 The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary Median with Bachelor Degree
Elementary Teacher $34,870 $47,390


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.

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

  • Literature Credits: (3) (Choose from approved Literature Electives list above)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

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