Teaching Pathway

The Associate of Science in Teaching

Contact Information

Nancy Hickey
(731) 424-3520 x50394

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Science in Teaching is a two-year degree program designed for students planning on earning a baccalaureate degree from a four-year institution in preparation for a teaching career in elementary education. Students desiring to teach in secondary education should choose an emphasis in the particular discipline in which they hope to teach. For example: If you plan to teach high school history, you will want to pursue an associate degree with a history major.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required) 

ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Humanities Requirement Choose ONE

ART 1035 Intro to Art
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music

Choose ONE
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose ONE
ENGL 2055 African-American Literature
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature

Social and Behavioral Science Courses Required Course

Required Course
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography

POLS 1030 American Government

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History
HIST 2030 Tennessee History I

Natural Science Courses Required Course

PSCI 1010 Survey of Physical Science I

Choose ONE
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I

Choose ONE Mathematics Course 
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
MATH 1630 Finite Math
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Major Requirements

*EDU 2100 Introduction to Special Education 
**EDU 2230 Human Growth and Development
MATH 1410 Number Concepts for Teachers
MATH 1420 Geometry Concepts for Teachers
PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation

Choose One
*EDU 1120 Introduction to Teaching
*EDU 201 Foundations in Education

*Courses requires outside of the classroom field experince (observations).

**10-hour service learning component (field experince).

The Associate of Science in Teaching requires 63 college level credits. Additional requirements for this degree include the attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average, successful completion of the PRAXIS Core (unless the student has an ACT composite score of 21 or above), and a satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.