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2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook

Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3) (A.S.T.) TTP


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Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3)
Associate of Science in Teaching

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 A.S.T. 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 re-centered 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 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)


Communications (9 credit hours)


History (6 credit hours)


Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)


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

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


One of the following:

Natural Science (8 credit hours)


Area of Emphasis Notes for Transferring Students


  • Neither UM or UTK includes ECED 2360  in its PreK–3 curriculum; students intending to transfer to UM or UTK will have to take one other course after transfer.
  • Students who plan to transfer to UTK should take an intermediate foreign language instead of MATH 1410 .
  • UM does not require completion of MATH 1410 .
  • Students who plan to transfer to ETSU should take EDUC 2210 - Educational Psychology  instead of MATH 1420 .  
  • Students who plan to transfer to MTSU must take ECED 2360 .

Semester Hours Credit: 62*


*All early childhood education (Pre K-3) majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300 - First-Year Experience 

 

 

Recommended Full-Time Schedule (Fall or Spring Start)


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 (16 credit hours)


Semester Three (15 credit hours)


Semester Four (15 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 (6 credit hours)


Semester Three (9 credit hours)


Semester Four (6 credit hours)


  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 sem hrs cr
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 sem hrs cr

Semester Five (10 credit hours)


Semester Six (6 credit hours)


Semester Eight (7 credit hours)


Semester Nine (6 credit hours)


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