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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education (Math) - A.S.T. (TTP)

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

The Associate of Science in Teaching Secondary Education-Math 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-Math at a four year institution. Students majoring in Secondary Education typically get their Bachelor of Science degree and teach Math at the secondary level in public or private schools.

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.

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) for admission to a university College of Education. MTSU and UTC requires a minimum ACT score of 22.
3.  Achievement of “C” or better in all Math courses listed.
4.  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.

General Education Requirements-Credits-(42)

Area of Emphasis Requirements-Credits-(18)

  • University Parallel Elective- Credits (1)

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 Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary Median with Bachelor Degree
Middle School Math Teacher  $39,090 $58,600
High School Math Teacher $39,740 $60,320

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-(13)

First Year-Spring Semester-Credits-(16)

Second Year-Fall Semester-Credits-(17)

Second Year-Spring Semester-Credits-(14)


1Students should confer with their advisor or a representative of the university to which they intend to transfer to determine the recommended history courses. Students who intend to transfer to UTK should take 6 credit hours of a non-U.S. History sequence to fulfill the History requirements. UTC requires that one of the History courses be a mpm-Western cultures course.
2Students who intend to transfer to MTSU’s, ETSU’s or UTK’s secondary education program should follow the mathematics AA/AS TTP and not the AST TTP. ETSU and UTK recommend and MTSU requires that students take education courses after transfer.
3PHYS or CHEM are recommended. Students who intend to transfer to UTC should take either calculus-based or non-calculus-based Physics sequence. UTM requires an additional Chemistry sequence 1010/1020 and PHYS.
4UM requires two of the following three courses to satisfy the social behavioral science requirement: Survey of World Regions, Intro to Cultural Geography, or American Government; UM also required Intro to Biology and lab in place of PHYS 1040.

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