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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Teaching, A.S.T. - Secondary Education (Math) (TTP)

Degree: Associate of Science in Teaching
Major: Teaching
Area of Emphasis: Secondary Education (Math)

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-Math at a four-year institution. Students in this pathway typically earn their Bachelor of Science degree and teach Math at the secondary level in public or private schools.

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.  

Students who intend to transfer to MTSU’s, ETSU’s or UTK’s secondary education program should follow the Mathematics AA/AS TTP and not the AST TTP. ETSU and UTK recommend and MTSU requires that students take education courses after transfer. Students interested in transferring to UTK have two options: a degree and teaching licensure.

Option1: BS majoring in math with a minor in Math Education - do not use this TTP; follow the Math TTP.

Option 2: BS in Education with a concentration in Math. If you are interested in this option, follow this Secondary Education - Math TTP.

Additional Requirements for Education Programs:

1. Students who intend to take the Praxis Core exam are encouraged to take MATH 1420 or Math 1530 to prepare. While a C or better is not required to receive an AST, most 4-year institutions require a C or better in Math courses.

Additional AST Degree Requirements:

  1. Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA). 
  2. Minimum ACT composite score of 21 (or SAT score of 1080) or higher or successful completion of approved standardized examination (Praxis Core) for admission to a university’s College of Education. 

  3. Satisfactory ratings on an index of suitability for the teaching profession (three disposition assessments).

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-(42)

Area of Emphasis Requirements-Credits-(18)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


  1. Students should confer with their advisor or a representative of the university to which they intend to transfer to determine the recommended history courses.
  2. PHYS or CHEM are recommended. Students who intend to transfer to UTC should take either a calculus-based or non-calculus-based Physics sequence. UTM requires an additional Chemistry sequence 1010/1020 and PHYS sequence. UoM also requires Intro to Biology and lab in place of PHYS 1040. 

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-(13)

First Year-Spring Semester-Credits-(16)

Second Year-Fall Semester-Credits-(17)

Second Year-Spring Semester-Credits-(14)