Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education (K-5) - 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 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.

Transfer Option:
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)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Footnotes


1 Students who plan to transfer to UT Chattanooga must take MATH 1530: Introductory Statistics, UT Martin- MATH 1130: College Algebra is required.
Students who plan to transfer to UT Chattanooga must take one World History course. 
Students who plan to transfer to ETSU must take Educational Psychology course.

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)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


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