Feb 22, 2019  
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

Teaching A.S.T. (K-5)

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Associate of Science In Teaching Degree

Elementary Education, K-5 Emphasis Curriculum Based on Tennessee Board of Regents Universities

The Associate of Science in Teaching degree has been implemented throughout the Tennessee Board of Regents system to facilitate entry of transfer students from community colleges into university teacher education programs. A common curriculum applicable to all community colleges and acceptable to all TBR universities is prescribed. Admission, retention, and graduation requirements are the same as those published in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog with the additional requirement that students who qualify for the AST must satisfy the following:

  1. Attainment of a cumulative 2.75 grade point average,
  2. Successful completion of the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (or a composite score of 22 or greater on the enhanced ACT or a combined verbal and mathematical score of 1020 or greater on the recentered SAT),
  3. Achievement of satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession and
  4. Achievement of “C” or better in ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020, and in each of the Mathematics (MATH) and Education (EDU) courses in the curriculum.

Tennessee Technological University now offers a 2 + 2 program in the K-5 Emphasis with all junior and senior level classes located at the Motlow College Moore County campus and at McMinnville Center. For more information, contact the Chair of the Education Department or the Director of the McMinnville Center.

Semester Hours Credit: 60 or (see notes below)

All teaching majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300: First Year Experience, and the degree program will require 63 credit hours.


* The Education Department prefers that students seeking an AST degree take the general education mathematics course MATH 1010; however, higher level general education mathematics courses will be accepted.

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