Teaching Pathway

The Associate of Science in Teaching

Contact Information

Nancy Hickey
(731) 424-3520

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
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Humanities Requirement Choose ONE

ART 1030 Art Appreciation
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation

Choose ONE
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose ONE
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present

Social and Behavioral Science Courses Required Course

Required Course
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography

Choose ONE
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2010 State and Local Government
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II
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 Statistics and Probability
MATH 1630 Finite Math
MATH 1710 Precalculus I
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Major Requirements

EDU 2100 Introduction to Special Education 
EDU 2230 Human Growth and Development
MATH 1410 Topics in Contemporary Math I
MATH 1420 Topics in Contemporary Math II
PSCI 1020 Survey of Physical Science II

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

The Associate of Science in Teaching requires 60 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 22 or above), and a satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.