Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Teaching, A.S.T. - Special Education (TTP)

Degree: Associate of Science in Teaching
Major: Teaching
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.  

Additional AST Degree Requirements:

  1. Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  2. Minimum ACT composite score of 21 (or SAT 1080) or higher or successful completion of approved standardized examination (Praxis Core) for admission to the university’s College of Education. Satisfactory ratings on an index of suitability for the teaching profession (three Disposition forms). 

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: (08) 13.0101.00

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


  1. Students who plan to transfer to UTK are encouraged to complete one U.S. History course and one non-U.S. History course as part of this requirement.

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 (16)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)