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  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3) - A.S.T. (TTP)

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The Early Childhood program emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  Students pursuing careers in early childhood education with a 4-year bachelor’s degree may follow the career of a preschool teacher as well as a teacher in grades K-3.

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


¹ For transfer to APSU, ETSU, UM, UTC, and UTK Math 1530 is required.

² University of Memphis does not have Development of Exceptional Children in its Pre K-3 curriculum and students transferring to the University of Memphis will have to take one other course.

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.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (62)

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’s Degree Experienced Salary Median
Elementary Teacher $34,870 $47,390
Teacher Assistant $16,260 $19,600
Childcare Worker $15,990 $18,530


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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