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Early Childhood Education PreK-3 (AST)

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

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:

  1. Attainment of a 2.75 culmulative 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
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3   
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3   
EDU 101 Introduction to Teaching 3   
ECED 1310 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3   
BIOL 1110 General Biology I (Recommended) OR
Natural Science Elective
4   
    TERM TOTAL 16   
Action Items       
  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Faculty Advisor 
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term 
    
  Nov Visit colleges and universities 
Register for next term 
    
1st Spring   Hours   
ENGL 1020 Composition II 3   
ECED 2320 Infant, Toddler, and Child Development 3   
PSYC 2130 Life Span Psychology (Recommended) OR
EDU 211 Educational Psychology
3   
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology I (Recommended) OR
Natural Science Elective
4   
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics1 (Recommended) OR
Mathematics Elective
3   
    TERM TOTAL 16   
Action Items       
  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Faculty Advisor     
  April Decide on transfer institution 
Register for next term 
    
2nd Fall   Hours   
EDU 111 Introduction to Educating Exceptional Children (Recommended) OR
ECED 2360 Development of Exceptional Children2
3   
MATH 1410 Number Concepts 3   
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation (Recommended) OR
ARTH 1030 Art Appreciation
3   
    Literature Elective 3   
    History Elective 3   
    TERM TOTAL 15   
Action Items       
  Sept Complete Intent to Graduate with Faculty Advisor      
  Oct

Meet with Faculty Advisor 

Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term

    
  Nov Apply for admission to transfer institution 
Register for next term 
    
2nd Spring   Hours   
ECED 2340 Family Dynamics and Community Involvement 3   
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography 3   
    History Elective 3   
    Humanities Elective 3   
    Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   
    TERM TOTAL 15   
Action Items       
  Feb Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile)      
  Mar Contact transfer institution about registration/financial aid      
    TOTAL HOURS 62   

1 For transfer to APSU, ETSU, UM, UTC, and UTK, Math 1530 is required.

2 University 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.

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. All Elective courses should be carefully selected to meet requirements at transfer institution.

One disposition must be completed by each of the following:

Visit this link to complete the disposition form:  https://www.roanestate.edu/pages/edudisposition/studententry.asp

This is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway: www.tntransferpathway.org

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