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 secondary education mathematics 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 superscore composite of 21 or higher, and achieve satisfactory disposition evaluation ratings. 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
Semester III (Fall)
- ENGL5 - Literature Elective 3 Credit(s)
- 3 -
- NS6 - Natural Sciences Elective 4 Credit(s)
- SBS7 - Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 Credit(s)
Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60-61
Chosen from HIST 2010 , HIST 2020 , HIST 2030 , HIST 2210 , HIST 2220 , HIST 2310 , HIST 2320 . Students planning to transfer to out-of-state or private universities must check requirements and complete the appropriate courses. HIST 2210 , HIST 2220 or HIST 2310 , HIST 2320 are required for transfer to UTK. A history elective and HIST 2010 or HIST 2020 are required for transfer to UTC.
Chosen from ART 2010 , ART 2020 ; ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 , ENGL 2430 , ENGL 2510 , ENGL 2520 , ENGL 2860 ; MUS 1030 , MUS 1035 ; PHIL 1030 , PHIL 1040 , PHIL 1300 , PHIL 1500 , PHIL 2200 ; PHO 1200 ; THEA 1030 .
A minimum grade of C is required in all math courses listed. Enrollment in MATH 1910 requires completion of high school algebra 1 and algebra 2 and geometry and precalculus/trigonometry and an ACT math score of at least 26 and an ACT reading score of at least 19 or equivalent math and reading scores or MATH 1710 and MATH 1720 with a grade of C or better or MATH 1730 with a grade of C or better.
Students planning to transfer to a secondary education program at ETSU, MTSU, or UTK should follow the Mathematics AA/AS TTP and not the AST TTP. ETSU and UTK recommend, and MTSU requires, that students take education courses after transfer.
Chosen from ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 , ENGL 2430 , ENGL 2510 , ENGL 2520 .
Chosen from BIOL 1010 , BIOL 1020 , BIOL 1110 , BIOL 1120 , BIOL 2010 , BIOL 2020 , BIOL 2310 , BIOL 2320 ; CHEM 1010 , CHEM 1020 , CHEM 1110 , CHEM 1120 ; GEOL 1040 , GEOL 1050 , GEOL 1300 ; PHYS 2010 , PHYS 2020 , PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2120 . CHEM or PHYS are recommended. PHYS 2010 , PHYS 2020 or PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2120 are required for transfer to UTC. An additional chemistry sequence, CHEM 1010 , CHEM 1020 , and PHYS are required for transfer to UTM. Credit toward graduation cannot be received for both courses in either of the following pairs: BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1110; BIOL 1020 and BIOL 1120.
Chosen from AAST 2200 ; ANTH 1230 ; ECON 2100 , ECON 2200 ; GEOG 1000 ; PHED 1100 ; POLS 1010 , POLS 1030 ; PSYC 1030 , PSYC 2100 , PSYC 2120 , PSYC 2130 , PSYC 2210 ; SOCI 1010 , SOCI 1040 ; WGST 2050 . ANTH 1230 and POLS 1030 are required for transfer to UofM.
Chosen from any unduplicated transferable course. Student planning to transfer must check course equivalency tables and/or catalogs of the intended college or university. Students planning to take the Praxis exam should take MATH 1420 .