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:
- Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
- 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.
- 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.
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.