Elementary Education (K-5)
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:
- Attainment of a cumulative 2.75 grade point average
- Successful completion of the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (or a composite score of 21 or greater on the enhanced ACT or a combined verbal and mathematical score of 1020 or greater on the recentered SAT)
- Achievement of satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession
- 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
* Students who obtain a “C” or higher in the EDU/EDUC courses in the Motlow curriculum and meet all other requirements qualify for the AST degree; however, students who plan to transfer into the Teacher Education Program at MTSU must obtain a “B” or higher in the EDU/EDUC courses in the Motlow curriculum for acceptance into the MTSU Teacher Education Program.
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.