Oct 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook

Secondary Education - Social Studies (A.S.T.) TTP


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Education Department
Associate of Science in Teaching Degree

Students should check with the university they intend to transfer to in case there are additional requirements needed for admittance to the Teacher Education Program.

Additional A.S.T. degree requirements:

  • Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • ACT score of 21 or successful completion of the PRAXIS CORE exam. MTSU and UTC require a 22 ACT score.
  • Satisfactory ratings on an index of suitability for the teaching profession.

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

  • Students seeking secondary education towards licensure in History should follow the History A.S. TTP
  • Students who plan to transfer to UTK should follow the History A.S. TTP for all social studies related licensures.


Students who attend to transfer to ETSU or MTSU in secondary education should follow the respective A.A. or A.S. TTP for their particular major and not the secondary social studies A.S.T. TTP. MTSU requires that students take education courses after transfer.

GENERAL EDUCATION (41 credit hours)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)


Students pursuing a licensure area in Government or who plan to transfer to UTC or TTU should take POLS 1030 

Natural Science (8 credit hours)


Students transferring to UTK: a sequence in natural science is required.

AREA OF EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS (19 credit hours)


Students who attend to transfer to ETSU or MTSU in secondary education should follow the respective A.A. or A.S. TTP for their particular major and not the secondary social studies A.S.T. TTP. MTSU requires that students take education courses after transfer.

Semester Hours Credit: 60 (or see notes below)


All secondary education social studies 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.

Students who intend to take the PRAXIS exam should take MATH 1420  to prepare.

Fall or Spring Start - Recommended Full Time Schedule


The following is a recommended full time schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

GPS (Graduation Planning System), along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the GPS audit, which is accessible through MyMotlow.

Semester One (16 credit hours)


Semester Two (15 credit hours)


Semester Three (16 credit hours)


Semester Four (13 credit hours)


Recommended Part Time Schedule-Fall and Spring Start


The following is a recommended part time schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

GPS (Graduation Planning System), along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the GPS audit, which is accessible through MyMotlow.

Semester Two (7 credit hours)


  • Elective - 1 sem hr cr
  • Humanities/Fine Arts - 3 sem hrs cr
  • Mathematics - 3 sem hrs cr

Semester Three (9 credit hours)


Semester Four (6 credit hours)


  • Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 sem hrs cr

Semester Five (9 credit hours)


Semester Six (10 credit hours)


Semester Seven (10 credit hours)


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