2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2018  
2018-2019 College Catalog

Associate of Science in Teaching, Pre-K-3


The Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges and state universities have joined together to develop a common core of courses for prospective pre-K-3 elementary school teachers. The common core of the Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.) degree allows prospective teachers to transfer from Pellissippi State to any TBR university as juniors and without loss of credit; however, students may need to meet additional requirements to gain admittance to the university’s early childhood program. Transferring students should check with the university for specific program requirements. In addition to the curriculum requirements listed below, students must attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75, successfully complete the approved standardized examination for admission to university colleges of education and achieve satisfactory disposition evaluation ratings. For those students who have not completed two units of a single foreign language, either at high school, at another college or through an approved examination, the deficiency(ies) must be removed before the student may transfer to a state university.

Contact(s): Teacher Education Advising Center, (865) 539-7287

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. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with a Teacher Education advisor.

Semester II (Spring)


Semester IV (Spring)


Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 63


1BIOL
Chosen from BIOL 1110 , BIOL 1120 , BIOL 2010 , BIOL 2020 , BIOL 2310 , BIOL 2320 , CHEM 1010 , CHEM 1020 , CHEM 1050 , CHEM 1110 , CHEM 1120 .

2HIST
Chosen from HIST 1110 , HIST 1120 , HIST 2010  HIST 2020 , HIST 2030 , HIST 2210 , HIST 2220 . Transferring students should check with the college or university for specific program requirements and take the appropriate course.

3MATH
Chosen from MATH 1010 , MATH 1050 , MATH 1130 , MATH 1530 , MATH 1630 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1720 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1830 , MATH 1910 . MATH 1530  is required for transfer to Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Transferring students should check with the college or university for specific program requirements and take the appropriate course.

4PHYS
Chosen from GEOL 1040 , GEOL 1050 , GEOL 1300 , PHYS 1070 , PHYS 2010 , PHYS 2020 , PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2120 .

5ENGL
Chosen from ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 , ENGL 2510 , ENGL 2520 .

6ECED
Students transferring to the University of Memphis must take one additional course after transfer as Development of Exceptional Children is not in the university’s  pre-K-3 curriculum.

7HUM
Chosen from one unduplicated course in the category of Humanities: ART 2010 , ART 2020 , ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 , ENGL 2510 , ENGL 2520 , ENGL 2860 , PHIL 1030 , PHIL 1300 , PHIL 1500 , PHIL 2200 , PHIL 1040 , PHO 1200 , THEA 1030 .

8SBS
Chosen from one unduplicated course in the category of Social/Behavioral Sciences:  AAST 2200 , ANTH 1230  ECON 2100 , ECON 2200 ,   PHED 1100  POLS 1010 , POLS 1030  PSYC 1030 , PSYC 2100 , PSYC 2120 , PSYC 2130 PSYC 2210 , SOCI 1010 , SOCI 1040  WGST 2050 .