2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
    Aug 24, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog

Elementary Education K-5, A.S.T.


The Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges, the state’s locally governed institutions and the University of Tennessee have joined together to develop a common core of courses for prospective K-5 elementary school teachers consisting of an introduction to teaching 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 state university as juniors 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 Core exam or achieve an ACT Composite of 21 or higher, and achieve satisfactory disposition evaluation ratings. All A.S.T. students must meet the requirements of state law (TCA 49-5-413) by submitting to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation criminal history records check. For those students who have not completed two units of a single modern 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 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.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60-61


1ENGL
Chosen from  ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 , ENGL 2510 , ENGL 2520 .
2HUM
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 1040 , PHIL 1300 , PHIL 1500 , PHIL 2200 , PHO 1200 , THEA 1030 .