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Education: Secondary Social Studies Grades 6-12 (UTPT USES)

Students who follow this academic plan will receive an Associate of Science in Teaching(AST)-Secondary Education/Social Studies. 

The A.S.T. curriculum in Secondary Education/Social Studies is designed for students who wish to complete the first two years of a program toward teacher certification in Secondary Education/Social Studies for grades 6-12.  Upon completion of the degree, students should plan to transfer to a college or university offering such an endorsement.  Due to varying requirements of four-year institutions, students are encouraged to identify their four-year school by the end of the first year of enrollment at Roane State.  Courses selected to fulfill requirements should be carefully selected with an education advisor. 

Additional Degree Requirements:

Students earning an AST degree must meet the following:

  1. Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  2. Successful completion of Praxis Core Test or ACT score of 21 or higher (See action items below)
  3. Satisfactory rating on an index of suitability (dispositions) for the teaching profession. (See note below)

Effective Fall 2020

1st Fall Hours Term TakenGrade
COLS 1010 Study, Organize, Succeed 3   
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3   
EDU 101 Introduction to Teaching 3   
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication 3   
HIST 2010 Early United States History 3   
    TERM TOTAL 15   
Action Items       

Attend Education Group Advising Session

  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Advisor 
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term 
  Nov Visit Transfer Institutions
Register for next term
1st Spring   Hours   
ENGL 1020 Composition II 3   
EDU 211 Educational Psychology 3   
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics (Recommended) OR
MATH Elective
HIST 2020 Modern United States History 3   
    Natural Science Elective 4   
    TERM TOTAL 16   
Action Items       

Attend Education Group Advising Session
Decide on Transfer Institution

  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Advisor     
  April Register for next term     
2nd Fall   Hours   
    Literature Elective 3   
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography  3   
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3   
HIST 2310 Early World History 3   
    Natural Science Elective 4   
    TERM TOTAL 16   
Action Items       

Attend Education Group Advising Session

Complete Application to Graduate with Faculty Advisor
  Oct Praxis Core Workshop (if needed)
Meet with Advisor
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   
HIST 2320 Modern World History 3   
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics 3   
POLS 1030 American Government (Recommended) OR
SOCI 1010 Intro to Sociology
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music (Recommended) OR
ART 1035  Introduction to Art


    Humanities Elective 3   
    TERM TOTAL 15   
Action Items       

Attend Education Group Advising Session

Praxis Core Workshop (if needed)
Re-Take Praxis Core (if needed)
  Mar Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile) 
Disposition Forms Due



This is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway:

Because there are multiple areas in licensure in Social Studies, please read the following statements carefully:     

-Students seeking Secondary Education towards licensure in History need to follow the AS History (TN Transfer Pathway). 

-Students who plan to transfer to UT Knoxville should follow the AS History(TN Transfer Pathway) for all social studies-related licensures.

-Students who intend to transfer to ETSU's or MTSU's secondary education program should follow the respective AA or AS TN Transfer Pathway for their particular major and not the AST Secondary Social Studies. MTSU requires that students take education courses after transfer. 

All Elective courses should be carefully selected to meet requirements at transfer institution.
*Students pursuing a licensure area in Government or who plan to transfer to UTC or TTU should take POLS 1030: American Government
**Students transferring to UT Knoxville- a sequence in Natural Science is required                                                          ***History courses – students are advised to consult with his/her transfer institution to determine if a particular history course or sequence is required. 

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