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

Special Education (A.S.T.) TTP


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Special Education
Associate of Science in Teaching

 

Students should check with the university to which they intend to transfer in case there are additional requirements needed for admittance to the Special Education Program. Students transferring to UTK need to be formally admitted to the program during semester four.

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 Education (EDU) courses in the curriculum

GENERAL EDUCATION (41 credit hours)


Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)


History (6 credit hours)


Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Natural Science (8 credit hours)


AREA OF EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS (19 credit hours)


Semester Hours Credit: 60*


*All special education 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 Two (16 credit hours)


Semester Three (16 credit hours)


Semester Four (12 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 (10 credit hours)


Semester Four (7 credit hours)


Semester Five (9 credit hours)


Semester Six (9 credit hours)


Semester Seven (10 credit hours)


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