2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Social Studies Pathway (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 secondary education social studies 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

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.

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60-61

Students seeking secondary education toward licensure in History need to follow the History AS TTP. Students planning to transfer to UTK’s secondary education program should follow the History AS TTP for all social-studies related licensures. Students planning to transfer to ETSU’s or MTSU’s secondary education program should follow the respective AA or AS TTP for the particular major and not the Secondary Education Social Studies AST TTP.  MTSU requires that students take education courses after transfer.
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 .  A sequence is required for transfer to UTK. 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 an unduplicated course ART 2010 , ART 2020 , MUS 1030 , MUS 1035 .
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 .
POLS 1030  is required for transfer to UTC or TTU and for a licensure area in government.
Chosen from any unduplicated transferable course. Student planning to transfer must check course equivalency tables and/or catalogs of the intended college or university.
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 .