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Bryan Thomas, Department Chair
Social Sciences Department
(615) 220-7812

Michelle McEwen, Secretary III
Education and Social Sciences
(615) 220-7878
Smyrna Center, Building STAH

Elementary Education

Associate of Science (University Parallel-Area of Emphasis)

In Partnership with Athens State University Degree Checklist

Program Description

Classes offered in the Elementary Education degree program are intended to prepare students for completion of a four-year degree program in partnership with Athens State University. Therefore, in addition to core collegiate coursework, students will also be introduced to the following:
  • a study of the earth's structure, function, physical processes and location in space
  • a review of topics including general physics and chemistry as it relates to the early elementary classroom
  • an examination of world regions from a geographical perspective including physical and cultural characteristics

Practical Experience

Certain skills and instructional concepts will be reinforced through participation in the following activities:
  • hands-on lab experiences
  • introduction to tools for problem solving, sets, functions, logic, numeration systems and properties of operation
  • study of general physics and chemistry properties

Career Opportunities

  • elementary school teacher