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Secondary Education A.S. TTP

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Secondary Education

The A.S.T. Secondary Education degree is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP).

You could earn up to $77k per year with an advanced degree.

The skills you need and develop as a teacher are important for a variety of careers.

No job is more important than educating our nation’s youth. Teaching in a middle school or a high school offers an opportunity to make a real contribution to society. As a teacher you convey the knowledge and skills that the next generation must have to become effective citizens.

The Secondary Education Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) at Motlow State Community College is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP). TTPs enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then seamlessly transfer to any Tennessee public, and many private, universities to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Secondary education students focus in their interested subject area and minor in education. At Motlow, you can obtain an A.S.T. degree in Secondary Education focused on mathematics, English, or social studies. In Motlow’s Secondary Education A.S.T., you will experience live classroom observation.

In addition to core curriculum, students are introduced to:

  • The field of education
  • Curriculum and philosophies in your discipline

Detailed Information: Secondary Education - English (A.S.T.) TTP

Detailed Information: Secondary Education - Mathematics (A.S.T.) TTP

Detailed Information: Secondary Education - Social Studies (A.S.T.) TTP

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Have you chosen a major? Is there a program of study that inspires you? Do you have your heart set on a particular degree? Motlow is here to help you find your future and craft a great career.

Start by choosing the credentials you want. Motlow offers:

  • Short-term certifications,
  • One-year diplomas,
  • 2-year associates degrees,
  • Associates degrees with embedded micro-credentials, and
  • Pathways to numerous bachelor degrees with majors in hundreds of programs. We have many additional articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution
  • We have articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution.

Use our program finder to explore all of the possibilities. Visit our transfer & articulations page to learn more about our partnerships with other universities. Explore your interests and aptitudes with our free YouScience tool.

Meet with one of our admissions counselors. Enroll and get assigned your very own completion coach.

The time is right. Call us today. It’s never been easier to find a scholarship and apply for aid to help pay for college. Our mission is your success, and we want to make exploring Motlow simple & free.

The median salary for high school teachers is $61,660.

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Career Opportunities 

  • High School Teacher ($35-77k/year) 
  • Counselor ($34-61k/year) 
  • School Administrator ($24-75k/year) 
  • Principal ($78-120k/year) 

The skills you need and develop as a teacher are important for virtually all other jobs. You have to interact with many people, plan and organize large amounts of information, communicate both in writing and orally, effectively manage time, and make dozens of important decisions daily. Once you become a licensed teacher and gain experience in the classroom, other opportunities are open to you. There are also opportunities to become computer coordinators, school counselors, and school administrators at individual schools and at district central offices. 

Students should check with the university to which they intend to transfer in case there are additional requirements needed for admittance. 

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