RSCC's education department's purpose is to provide a program of study that will contribute to the preparation of future teachers. Through instruction, outreach efforts with public schools and the use of technology, the department strives to prepare its students to transfer to four-year colleges where they will be successful in attaining a degree and license to teach.
The courses are taught by specialists in their field of study who constantly strive to provide research-based instruction that enhances learning through critical thinking, knowledge of human development and the psychology of teaching. The faculty also strives to educate students regarding the behaviors of a multi-cultural pluralistic society in which they will teach.
RSCC's Education Department offers classes for students transferring to a four-year university to complete their bachelor's degree and obtain a teaching license. Currently, we offer programs for early childhood (Pre-k-3), elementary (K-6), and secondary (7-12) education.
We offer 2+2 programs with Tennessee Technological University (TTU) for Elementary Education. Students will complete the first two years of coursework at RSCC working towards their AST or AS degree. The third and fourth year coursework will be taken at a RSCC campus, but through TTU.
Students also have the option to complete their AST or AS degree with our education department and transfer to another university to complete their bachelor's degree through an articulation agreement.
Stacie Bradshaw, Assistant Professor of Education
Roane County campus
865.354.3000 ext. 4773
Cody Villarreal, Assistant Professor of Education
Oak Ridge campus
865.354.3000 ext. 5312
Saundra Stiles, Assistant Professor/Program Director for Early Childhood Education
Oak Ridge campus
865.354.3000 ext. 4844
TTU's 2+2 Elementary Education Program
The TTU's 2+2 program for elementary education enables students to complete a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education on one of four RSCC campuses: Cumberland, Oak Ridge, Roane, or Scott. The first two years of coursework are taken with RSCC by completing the AST degree. The last two years of coursework are taken through TTU while allowing students to remain on a RSCC campus. Most classes are day classes, but schedule is determined by TTU and may change.
RSCC Education courses: Campbell, Cumberland, Oak Ridge, Roane, and Scott counties
TTU 2+2 Elementary Education courses: Cumberland, Oak Ridge, Roane, and Scott counties
K-12 classrooms, depending on area of certification with a salary range of $35,000 - $45,000
Steps to enroll at RSCC to obtain an AST or AS degree: