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Associate of Science in Teaching

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What can I do with an Associate of Science in Teaching?

Educational Technician Instructional Aide Instructional Assistant Paraprofessional Educator Special Education Paraprofessional Special Education Teaching Assistant Teacher Aide Teaching Assistant

6%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

To be successful in this program, students will need to develop excellent written and spoken communication skills, strong math, and reasoning skills, and the ability to read and think critically to evaluate and solve problems. You will need to develop an understanding of cultural diversity and its impact on today’s schools, as well as the effective technology use for gathering and communicating information.

 South College provides students with one-on-one assistance, both inside the classroom and after class hours. You’ll have access to guidance and insight from our experienced instructors, who are committed to preparing you for the realities (and rewards) of teaching. Course tutors, the Writing Lab, and the Math Lab are also available to help develop or refresh core skills during your studies.

Continuing Education

Additional Information

Accreditation or Approval

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South College. Various programs have earned programmatic accreditation or approval as well.
Total Program and Degree Length
Total Program Credits*: 98
Degree Length: 21 months full-time enrollment
*South College operates on the quarter system, offering the possibility for more flexibility and more options for our students.
Program Tuition Rate
$5,400/quarter
South College offers flat-rate tuition, which provides students the opportunity to take more hours for a lower cost. 10-18 hours is the same cost regardless of how many hours are taken.

Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found here. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Shawn Domm

I chose South College because it came highly recommended from mentors of mine, the faculty is second to none, and the program fits my ever-changing lifestyle. I also chose it because of the flexibility. My wife is still serving in the United States Air Force on Active Duty, and this means that we move when they tell us to move.

- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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