For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.
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.
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.
These courses are to prepare candidates for SE Interventionist K-8 and SPED Comprehensive K-12 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 during Semester 4.
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.
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.
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.