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

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


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

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-English at a four-year institution.  Students in this pathway typically earn their Bachelor of Science degree and teach English 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.  

Additional AST Degree Requirements:

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

  3. Satisfactory ratings on a 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)


Footnotes


  1. Students who plan to transfer to the University of Memphis must complete at least one fine arts class under the Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement.
  2. Students should confer with their advisor or a representative of the university to which they intend to transfer to determine the recommended history courses.
  3. Students who intend to transfer to the UTK, UTC, TSU, or ETSU secondary education program should follow the English AA/AS TTP and not the AST TTP. ETSU and TSU recommend that students take education courses after transfer.
  4. EDUC 2220 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner/Special Education transfers to MTSU as an elective.

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 (15)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Natural Science  with lab (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Humanities  (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) 
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) 1
  • Foreign Language (One-Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Natural Science  with lab (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Humanities  (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) 
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts  (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) 1
  • Foreign Language (One-Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any Non-Asterisk Course) Credits: (1)