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

University Parallel, A.S. - Special Education (TTP)

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

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

Teachers meet unique needs of students with learning, mental, emotional, and physical challenges.  Special education teachers work to ensure that teaching strategies are designed to meet individual needs.

Transfer Options
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

These courses are to prepare candidates for SE Interventionist K-8 and SPED Comprehensive K-12 licensure programs. Students transferring to a UT or TBR university may need to meet additional requirements to gain admittance to that university’s Special Education program. Check with that university for specific program requirements. Students transferring to UT-Knoxville need to be formally admitted to the program during Semester 4.

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.

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

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


1 Replace with non-US history sequence if intending to transfer to UT-Knoxville or UT-Chattanooga.
2 Replace MATH 1410 with Intermediate Foreign Language course if intending to transfer to UT-Knoxville.
3 Replace the additional lab science course with Intermediate Foreign Language course and one hour of adviser approved course if intending to transfer to UT-Knoxville. Students with CHEM 1010 transfer credit may use the transfer credit to satisfy the additional lab science requirement.
4 Replace with EDUC 2210: Educational Psychology to transfer to ETSU.
5 BOTH EDUC 2210: Educational Psychology AND PSYC 2130: Lifespan Development Psychology is needed to transfer to ETSU.

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.

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)

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