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The Elementary Education program is designed to help students gain acceptance into teacher education programs at four-year institutions.

Faculty + Staff

Dr. Cary Jenkins
Department Head of Education and Professor of Health and Physical Education; Faculty Advisor STEA

Elisabeth Mandracchia
Associate Professor of
Early Childhood Education

Karen Stooksbury
Associate Professor/Coordinator of Early Childhood Education

A. Darlene Smith
Associate Professor of Education; Faculty Advisor STEA

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Associate of Science in Elementary Education

This two-year program is designed to help students gain acceptance into teacher preparation programs at four-year institutions.

A.S. in Elementary Education

Associate of Science in Teaching, K-6

The A.S.T is a jointly developed degree through the TBR community colleges. With the AST, students will be able to finish at any community college and enroll in any TBR teacher education program. Students intending to transfer to the UT system or private institutions should consult a faculty advisor on the appropriateness of the AST for transfer.

A.S.T. in K-6 Curriculum

(WSCC) 2 + (ETSU) 2 Program

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Elementary Education or the Associate of Science in Teaching, students may continue their program of study with ETSU at WSCC. ETSU will provide faculty for the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-6).

For more information on these programs see Dr. Marilyn Bowers , Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Information for K-6 Licensure Students

Students interested in the 2+2 program should be pursuing K-6 teaching licensure and:

  • Eligible to complete the last two years of the program as an ETSU student taking classes on a WSCC campus.
  • Approved as eligible for the program by:
    1. Visiting ETSU Admissions
    2. Contacting an ETSU advisor to self-identify as being interested in the cohort. Schedule an appointment in WSCC Student Success Center (SSB-U100, 423-318-2337).
  • Complete a review of transcript by an ETSU advisor.
  • Be able to attend full time, taking classes during the day and evening. Class days and times vary from semester to semester.
  • Take courses as outlined in a program course sequence guide. This guide will be given to students at initial advising meetings.