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Associate of Science in Teaching Program Requirements

The community colleges and universities of the Tennessee Board of Regents system have joined together to develop a common core of courses for prospective elementary school teachers consisting of an introduction to teaching and technology course and standards-based mathematics and science courses. The common core for the Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) degree allows prospective teachers to transfer from Pellissippi State to any TBR university as a junior and without loss of credit. In addition to the curriculum requirements listed below, students must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75, successfully complete the Praxis I exam and achieve satisfactory disposition evaluation ratings. For those students who have not completed two units of a single foreign language, either at high school, another college, or through an approved examination, the deficiency(ies) must be removed before the student may transfer to a TBR university.

Contact(s): Natural and Behavioral Sciences, (865) 694-6685; Enrollment Services, (865) 694-6400

A.S.T. Degree Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student's responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.


Semester I (Fall)
BIOL 1310 Concepts of Biology 3
EDU 2010 Intro to Teaching & Technology 3
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
HIST 2010 U.S. History I 3
MATH 1410 Numbers & Operations for Teachers 3
Semester II (Spring)
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
HIST 2020 U.S. History II 3
MATH 1420 Geometry for Teachers 3
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation 3
POLS 1030 American Government
or SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
Semester III (Fall)
CHEM 1310 Concepts of Chemistry 3
ECED 2060 Development of Exceptional Children 3
ENGL 1 Literature Elective 3
MATH 1530 Elementary Probability & Statistics
or MATH 1010 Survey of Mathematics 3
SPCH 2100 Public Speaking 3
Semester IV (Spring)
GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography 3
GEOL 1310 Concepts of Earth Science 3
HUM/FA 2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PHYS 1300 Concepts of Physics 3
PSYC 2100 Psychology of Human Development 3
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60


ENGL 1 Chosen from ENGL 2110, 2120, 2210, 2220, 2310, 2320, 2331, 2510, 2520, 2530
HUM/FA 2 Chosen from ARTH 2010, 2020; ENGL 2110, 2120, 2210, 2220, 2310, 2320, 2331, 2510, 2520, 2530; HUM 2810; PHIL 1030, 1500, 2010, 2400; PHO 1200; THEA 1030


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