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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Parallel, A.S. - Secondary Education

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Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Secondary Education

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

This pathway 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 in this pathway typically earn their Bachelor of Science degree and teach one or more subjects 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 Associate of Science Degree 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 E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

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   (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Physical Education Activity (PHED Course) Credits: (1)

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