2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Secondary Education- Social Studies A.S.T.


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Tennessee Transfer Pathways TBR Community Colleges to Tennessee Public Universities
Community College Area of Emphasis: Secondary Social Studies 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 one of the secondary Social Studies education endorsement areas 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 state universities 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 public 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 one of the secondary Social Studies education endorsement areas; 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 in Teaching 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 21 on the ACT or 1020 on the SAT (upon first-time admittance to college); and
  • Receive satisfactory ratings 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 Literature general education course* 3 Credits
  • Any approved Art or Music general education course* 3 Credits
  • Any approved Humanities general education course* 3 Credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 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


  • Any approved Math general education course* 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.

MTSU requires a 22 on the ACT.

**Students pursuing a licensure area in Government or who plan to transfer to UTC or TTU should take POLS 1030: American Government

***Students transferring to UT Knoxville - a sequence in Natural Science is required

***Because there are multiple areas of licensure in Social Studies, please read the following statements carefully:

- Students seeking Secondary Education towards licensure in History need to follow the History AS TTP .

- Students who plan to transfer to UT Knoxville should follow the History AS TTP for all social studies-related licensures.

- Students who intend to transfer to ETSU’s or MTSU’s secondary education program should follow the respective AA or AS TTP for their particular major and not the Secondary Social Studies AST TTP. MTSU requires that students take education courses after transfer.

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