Secondary Education A. S. Area of Education

Secondary Education A. S. Area of Education

The Secondary Education program sets the student on the path to become a fully certified middle or high school teacher. The program prepares graduates for a career teaching students in grades 7-12. Students explore the foundations of education in the United States as well as the mental, physical, and emotional development of adolescents. Students also focus on studying the subject that they wish to teach. Students observe master teachers at their craft in the middle and high school setting through field experiences.

The Secondary Education program is transferable to other four-year colleges and universities with Teacher Preparation programs that award state licensure and certification for teachers. Graduates with an associate degree in Secondary Education can continue on with the final two years of teacher preparation at a four-year university. The end result is an A.S. degree in Secondary Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Education that allows the graduate to become a fully licensed teacher. Requirements are prescribed and differ among four-year colleges and universities. It is imperative that you meet with an advisor.

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

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.