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  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Early Childhood Education Pre K-3, A.S.T.


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Tennessee Transfer Pathways TBR Community Colleges to UT and TBR Four-Year Universities
Community College Area of Emphasis: Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3) A.S.T. Degree

Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) Pre-K – 3rd Curriculum

Contact Information: Program Office 615-353-3020, Program Site, E-mail: earlychildhood@nscc.edu

The Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) Degree is designed as a transfer degree for students who wish to pursue a career in early childhood education teaching children in Pre-K through third grade in public and private schools. The graduate with an A.S.T. degree will have completed the first two years of a four-year degree that is required for teacher certification in early childhood education in Tennessee. A student who completes all the courses listed in this Tennessee Transfer Pathway will earn an A.S.T. in Pre-K – 3rd grade at NSCC. A student with an A.S.T. is prepared to interview and be accepted into the university’s teacher education program. It is important to contact your selected transfer university as early as possible.

Graduates of the program should be able to:

  • Transfer to a four-year university to earn a degree in early childhood Pre-K – 3rd grade; and
  • Meet requirements for admission into teacher education programs for Pre-K – 3rd licensure.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet regular degree-seeking admission requirements for the Associate of Science degree.

Graduation Requirements

To earn the A.S.T. degree, the student must:

  • Successfully complete the required course of study as outlined in the catalog;
  • Attain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average;
  • Successfully complete the CORE Exam or have a 22 on the ACT or 1020 on the SAT (upon first-time admittance to college); and
  • Receive a satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession.

Transfer/Advising

Students should consult frequently with their advisors to insure completion of all requirements for this degree. Failure to do so could result in a loss of credits in the transfer process.

Course Requirements


Humanities – 9 Credits


Natural Sciences (must include lab) – 8 Credits


History (Choose 2 from HIST 1110, 1120, 2010, 2020, or 2030) – 6 Credits


Total Required – Associate's Degree: 63 Credits


* This course is part of the general education core.

**University of Memphis does not have ECED 2360 - Dev of Exceptional Children  in its Pre-K – 3 Curriculum and students transferring to University of Memphis will have to take one other course after transfer.

***For transfer to APSU, ETSU, UM, UTC, UTK MATH 1530  is required.

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


(Attending Fall and Spring Semesters)

First Year


Humanities (Choose one)

  •  Humanities Elective* 3 Credits

Second Year


Literature (Choose one)

  •  Literature Course* 3 Credits
Social Sciences (Choose one)

Speech (Choose one)

Notes:


* This course is part of the general education core.

**University of Memphis does not have ECED 2360 - Dev of Exceptional Children  in its Pre-K – 3 Curriculum and students transferring to University of Memphis will have to take one other course after transfer.

***For transfer to APSU, ETSU, UM, UTC, UTK MATH 1530  is required.

Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, ACCUPLACER test scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

 

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