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2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
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Elementary Education (K-5) (A.S.T.) TTP


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Elementary Education (K-5)
Associate of Science In Teaching Degree

Elementary Education, K-5 Emphasis 

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 most Tennessee public 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 21 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 
  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

 

* 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 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. For more information, contact the Department Lead of the Education Department.

Students transferring to a 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.

GENERAL EDUCATION (41 credit hours)


Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)


At least one course (three credit hours) must be in Literature.

History (6 credit hours)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)


Mathematics (3 credit hours)


AREA OF EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS (19 credit hours)


Semester Hours Credit: 60*


*All teaching majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300 - First-Year Experience 

 

Recommended Full-Time Schedule (Fall Start)


The following is a recommended fall-start 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 - Fall (16 credit hours)


Semester Two - Spring (15 credit hours)


Semester Three - Fall (13 credit hours)


Semester Four - Spring (16 credit hours)


Recommended Full-Time Schedule (Spring Start)


The following is a recommended spring-start 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 - Fall (16 credit hours)


Semester Three - Spring (16 credit hours)


Semester Four - Fall (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 One (10 credit hours)


Semester Two (9 credit hours)


Semester Three (6 credit hours)


Semester Four (10 credit hours)


Semester Five (9 credit hours)


Semester Six (10 credit hours)


Semester Seven (6 credit hours)


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