May 27, 2023
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For more information on this program, contact the Social Science and Education division at 615-230-3231.
The Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3) program emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Students pursuing careers in early childhood education with a 4-year bachelor’s degree may follow the career of a preschool teacher as well as a teacher in grades K-3.
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.
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.
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.
General Education Requirements - Credits (41)
Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (21)
Additional Degree Requirements
Attainment of 2.75 cumulative GPA; successful completion of Praxis Core exams or ACT Composite Score of 22, and satisfactory ratings on three disposition assessments.
Total Degree Requirements - Credits (62)
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
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)
First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)
Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)
Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)
¹ For transfer to APSU, ETSU, UM, UTC and UTK, Math 1530 is required. At UTM and TSU, Math 1130: College Algebra is required.
² Neither University of Memphis nor UT Knoxville has Development of Exceptional Children in its Pre-K-3 curriculum and students transferring to the University of Memphis or UT Knoxville will have to take one other course, which must be approved by a course substitution.
3 Students who plan to transfer to UT Knoxville should take an intermediate foreign language instead of Math 1410; University of Memphis does not require completion of Math 1410.
4 Students who plan to transfer to ETSU should take EDUC 2210 instead of Math 1420.
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