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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education - A.S.

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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 Secondary Education 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 at a four year institution.  Students majoring in Secondary Education typically get their Bachelor of Science degree and teach one or more subjects (English, Math, Social Science, etc.) at the secondary level in public or private schools.  Also, Secondary Educators may be designated to teach only their subject matter specialty. 

Transfer Options
The University Parallel Degree program is designed for transfer to universities offering a Baccalaureate degree.  Contact your advisor for additional information.

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.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

History Credits

Choose six credits from the following options:

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


1Transfer institution requirements must be considered. 

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 (16)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)

  • Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any Non-Asterisk Course) Credits: (3)¹
  • History (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Physical Education Activity (PHED Course) Credits: (1)

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