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Elementary Education K-5 (AST)

Students who follow this academic plan will receive an Associate of Science in Teaching-Elementary Education.

The A.S.T. curriculum is designed for students who wish to complete the first two years of a program toward teacher certification in K-5 (elementary education) and then transfer to a Tennessee Board of Regents University for the completion of their four year degree. This curriculum will meet the lower division requirements for transfer to a Tennessee Board of Regents senior institution granting the bachelor's degree in elementary education. Due to varying requirements of four-year institutions, students are encouraged to select courses in consultation with an education advisor. Students who plan to transfer to the University of Tennessee or any other non-TBR university should contact their advisor for appropriate degree and transfer information.

Additional Degree Requirements:

  1. Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average.
  2. Successful completion of Praxis Core Test or ACT score of 22 or higher (See action items below)
  3. Satisfactory rating on an index of suitability (dispositions) for the teaching profession. (See note below)
1st Fall   Hours Term TakenGrade
EDU 101 Introduction to Teaching   
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3   
BIOL 1110 General Biology I 4   
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3   
    TERM TOTAL 13   
Action Items       
  Sept Attend EDU Department Advising Session     
  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Advisor 
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term 
  Nov Register for next term      
1st Spring   Hours   
EDU 111 Intro to Education of Exceptional Children 3   
ENGL 1020 Composition II 3   
POLS 1030 American Government (Recommended) OR
SOCI 1010 Intro to Sociology
ARTH 1030 Art Appreciation (Recommended) OR
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics (Recommended) OR
Math Elective
    TERM TOTAL 15   
Action Items       
  Feb Attend EDU Department Advising Session
Decide on transfer institution 
  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Advisor      
  Apr Register for next term      
2nd Fall   Hours   
MATH 1410 Number Concepts/Algebra Structures 3   
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography 3   
MSC 1012 Introduction to Physical Science 4   
ENGL 2110 Survey of American Literature I (Recommended) OR
Literature Elective
HIST 2010 Survey of US History I1 3   
    TERM TOTAL 16   
Action Items       
  Sept Complete Intent to Graduate Form     
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor 
Praxis Core Workshop (if needed)
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
  Nov Take Praxis Core (if needed)
Apply for admission to transfer institution 
Register for next term 
2nd Spring   Hours   
EDU 211 Educational Psychology 3   
MATH 1420 Problem Solving/Geometry 3   
ASTR 1010 Astronomy I (Recommended) OR
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology OR
GEOL 1050 Historical Geology
HIST 2020 Survey of US History II1 3   
    Humanities Elective 3   
    TERM TOTAL 16   
Action Items       
  Feb Praxis Core Workshop (if needed)
Re-take Praxis Core (if needed)
  Mar Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile) 
Have all dispositions completed
    TOTAL HOURS 60   

 1 HIST 2030 - Tennesse History may be substituted for one of the US History courses. 

One disposition must be completed by each of the following:

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For further information: Social Science, Business and Education Division, 865-354-3000, x4582