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.
Additional AST Degree Requirements:
1. Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
2. Minimum ACT cumulative score of 21 (SAT 1020) or successful completion of approved standardized examination (Praxis Core). MTSU requires a minimum ACT score of 22.
3. Submission of three Disposition Assessment Forms with satisfactory ratings on an index of suitability for the teaching profession to the Social Science & Education Division.
Note: Students transferring to a public university in Tennessee may need to meet additional requirements to gain admittance to the university.
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 athttp://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.
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.
Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree
Experienced Salary Median with Bachelor Degree
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.