2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog

Secondary Education - English A.S.T.


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Tennessee Transfer Pathways TBR Community Colleges to Tennessee Public Universities
Community College Area of Emphasis: Secondary English A.S.T. Degree

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 secondary English education teaching 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 secondary education in Tennessee. Students who earn the A.S.T. can transfer to any of the six Tennessee Board of Regents universities for their junior and senior years and are prepared to interview and be accepted into the university’s teacher education program. The A.S.T. degree courses are likely to transfer but are not guaranteed outside the TBR university system. It is always best 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 secondary English education; and
  • Meet requirements for admission into teacher education programs 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.

General Education Requirements


Communication - 9 Credits


Humanities and/or Fine Arts - 9 Credits


  • Any approved World Literature general education course* 3 Credits
  • Any approved humanities general education course* 3 Credits
  • Any approved humanities general education course* 3 Credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 Credits


History - 6 Credits


  • Any approved History general education course* 3 Credits
  • Any approved History general education course* 3 Credits

Natural Sciences - 8 Credits


  • Any approved Natural Sciences general education course with lab* 4 Credits
  • Any approved Natural Sciences general education course with lab* 4 Credits

Mathematics - 3 Credits


General Education Total - 41 Credits


Area of Emphasis Total - 19 Credits


Required: NSCC 1010 - First Year Experience 1 Credit


Total - 61 Credits


Notes:


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).

 

* This course is part of the general education core.

 

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