Students who follow this academic plan will receive an Associate of Science in Teaching.
The A.S.T. curriculum in Early Childhood Education is designed for students who wish to complete the first two years of a program toward teacher certification in PreK-3 and then transfer to a 4-year college/university for the completion of their Bachelor's degree. Due to varying requirements of four-year institutions, students are encouraged to select courses in consultation with an education advisor.
Additional Degree Requirements:
|SPCH||1010||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|MUS||1030||Music Appreciation OR||3|
|GEOG||2010||World Regional Geography||3|
|MATH||1410||Number Concepts/Algebra Structures||3|
|Humanities and/or Fine Arts||3|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences (2 courses)||3|
|History (2 courses)||6|
|Natural Sciences (2 courses)||8|
|Mathematics (1 course) - Check with Transfer institution||3-4|
|Note: For transfer to APSU, ETSU, UM, UTC and UTK, MATH 1530 is required|
|Area of Emphasis Requirements|
|EDU||101||Introduction to Education||2|
|ECED||1310||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3|
|ECED||2320||Infant, Toddler, Child Development||3|
|ECED||2340||Family Dynamics and Community Involvement||3|
|EDU||111||Introduction to Educating Exceptional Children OR||3|
|ECED||2360||Development of Exceptional Children1|
|PSYC||2130||Lifespan Psychology OR||3|
1University of Memphis does not have Development of Exceptional Children in its PreK-3 Curriculum. Students transferring to UM will have to take one other course after transfer.
Praxis Core Test Information
Students transferring to a UT or TBR university may need to meet additional requirements to gain admittance to the university's early childhood program. Transferring students should check with the university for specific program requirements.
This is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway: www.tntransferpathway.org
For further information: Social Science, Business and Education Division, 865-354-3000, x4582