Oct 30, 2020
For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.
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 a degree from VSCC are required to take the PRAXIS Exam and the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.
General Education Requirements - Credits (41)
Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)
- Natural Science (Choose any general education natural science option except BIOL or ISCI) Credits: (4)
Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)
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 http://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.
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.
First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)
Math Credits: (3)
First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)
- Natural Science (Biology course with lab) Credits: (4)
Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)
- Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature course) Credits: (3)
- Natural Science (Non-biology course with lab) Credits: (4)
Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)
- Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
- Natural Science (Any approved general education Physical Science with the exception of BIOL or ISCI 1030) Credits: (4)
1 Students who plan to transfer to UT Chattanooga must take MATH 1530: Introductory Statistics, UT Martin- MATH 1130: College Algebra is required.
2 Students who plan to transfer to UT Chattanooga must take one World History course.
3 Students who plan to transfer to ETSU must take Educational Psychology course.