Teaching (AST)

Teaching (AST)

The associate of science in Teaching (AST) program allows for a seamless transition into any elementary teacher preparation program at any Tennessee Board of Regents University. The AST allows students to complete some of the professional teacher licensing standards at the community college level, which lays the groundwork for becoming a fully certified elementary teacher.

The AST is transferable to Teacher Preparation programs at any TBR four-year college or university that awards state licensure and certification for teachers.

The convenient 2+2 program in Elementary Education is offered in partnership with Tennessee Technological University. Students can continue on with the final two years of teacher preparation locally with Tennessee Tech instructors at the Center for Education and Human Services (formerly the East Campus). The end result is an A.S. degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor's Degree in K-6 Education that leads to becoming a fully licensed teacher.

Careers in Elementary Education include classroom teacher, reading specialist, subject area specialist, home-bound tutor, camp director, and teacher's aide.

What is a TTP?

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university to complete their baccalaureate degree. The Tennessee Transfer Pathways also constitute an agreement between community colleges and universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. A student who completes all the courses listed on a particular Transfer Pathway will earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Chattanooga State. When the student transfers to a Tennessee public university, the transcript will certify that the pathway has been followed. The student is guaranteed that all the community college courses taken will be accepted at the university and the courses will count toward completion of the particular major. If a community college student transfers to another Tennessee community college, he or she is guaranteed that all courses transfer.

Visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathways website to view the  for this program.