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Associate of Science in Teaching

The proposed Associate of Science in Teaching Program is designed to educate academically strong college students during their first two years of college for entry into a baccalaureate teacher education initial licensure program. Students will complete a specific general studies core of 98 quarter credit hours aligned to the baccalaureate elementary education K-5 requirements to make a smooth transition to the last two years of the baccalaureate licensure program without loss of credits and time to the student.

Students are provided a focused and relevant foundation in selected general studies courses in communication, mathematics, humanities, social sciences and natural/basic science courses as well as introductory courses in education. Knowledge, skills and professional dispositions are embedded in the general studies and professional education courses and are offered by the General Studies Department and the School of Education at South College. Tennessee Teacher Licensure Standards, Tennessee Academic Standards, Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards, Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Standards and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation were used to develop the Associate of Science in Teaching curriculum. Program completers will be able to apply knowledge and skills in communication in speaking and writing, computation, reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, creative thinking and expression, technology and cultural diversity and its impact to their careers in elementary education.  


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Consumer Information: Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student.* South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.