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

Special Education - A.S. (TTP)

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Teachers meet unique needs of students with learning, mental, emotional, and physical challenges.  Special education teachers work to ensure that teaching strategies are designed to meet individual needs.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) 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 a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


¹ Replace with non-American history sequence if intending to transfer to UT-Knoxville or UT-Chattanooga.

² Replace MATH 1410 with intermediate Foreign Language course if intending to transfer to UT-Knoxville.

³ Replace the additional lab science with intermediate Foreign Language course if intending to transfer to UT-Knoxville.

These courses are to prepare candidates for SE interventionist K-8 and SPED Comprehensive licensure programs.  Students transferring to a UT or TBR university may need to meet additional requirements to gain admittance to that university’s Special Education program.  Check with that university for specific program requirements.  Students transferring to UT-Knoxville need to be formally admitted to the program.

Computer Literacy Requirement

See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ 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 www.onetonline.org  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 with Bachelor Degree
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary $32,330 $48,150
Special Education Teachers, Middle School $35,390 $49,820
Special Education Teachers, Secondary $33,730 $47,560


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.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

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