Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education - A.S.


For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.

The Associate of Science in Secondary Education is a two-year program that focuses study on coursework necessary to keep students on par with other students entering their junior year majoring in Secondary Education at a four year institution.  Students majoring in Secondary Education typically get their Bachelor of Science degree and teach one or more subjects (English, Math, Social Science, etc) at the secondary level in public or private schools.  Also, Secondary Educators may be designated to teach only their subject matter specialty. 

Transfer Options
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take 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)


History Credits


Choose six credits from the following options:

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Physical Education Activity  (PHED Course) Credits: (1)
  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (6

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.

Career Entry Level Salary with Bachelor Degree Median Salary with Bachelor Degree
Middle School Teacher $37,250 $48,570
High School Teacher $36,620 $50,070
Vocational School Teacher $37,500 $50,060

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.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


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

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • History (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (3)¹

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)


  • History (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Physical Education Activity (PHED Course) Credits: (1)
  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (3)¹