Elementary Education A.S. General Transfer
Taking courses in Elementary Education sets the student on the path to becoming a fully certified elementary school teacher. A degree in Elementary Education prepares students for a career in teaching students grades K-5. The course of study explores the foundations of education in the United States as well as the mental, physical, and emotional development of children. The opportunity to observe master teachers is also included in the curriculum.
The program is transferable to teacher preparation programs at other four-year colleges and universities that award state licensure and certification for teachers. Requirements are prescribed and differ among four-year colleges and universities. It is imperative that you meet with an advisor
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 Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) and a Bachelor's Degree in K-5 Education that leads to becoming a fully licensed teacher.
Careers in elementary education include classroom teacher, reading specialist, subject area specialist, home-bound tutor, teacher's aide, and camp director.
Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)
The Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) is a statewide program that provides free training and academic tuition support to childcare providers and administrators. The program offers a free 30-hour Orientation with instruction in five areas. For more information please visit Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance.
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.