2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]
Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3), A.S.T.
Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with the option in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-3) (A.S.T.)
Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 63
Program Requirements - Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses. Courses cannot be used more than once to satisfy program requirements.
First Year - Fall Semester - Credit Hours: 17
First Year - Spring Semester - Credit Hours: 15
Second Year - Fall Semester - Credit Hours: 16
It is recommended that students complete ENGL 1010 and MATH 1420 before taking Praxis Core Tests.
Second Year - Spring Semester - Credit Hours: 15
General Education Requirements (Only When Option Noted Above)
1History Requirement - Select from HIST 2010 , HIST 2020 , HIST 2030 , HIST 2310 , HIST 2320 .
2Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement - Select from ART 1035 , ART 2000 , ART 2020 , ENGL 2160 , ENGL 2860 , HUM 1010 , HUM 1020 , MUS 1030 , PHIL 1030 , PHIL 1040 , PHIL 2200 , THEA 1030 . Literature Options: ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2130 , ENGL 2235 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 .
3Mathematics Requirement - Select from MATH 1010 , MATH 1130 , MATH 1530 , MATH 1630 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1720 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1830 , MATH 1910 .
4Natural Sciences Requirement - Select from ASTR 1030 , BIOL 1010 , BIOL 1020 , BIOL 1080 (must pair with non-biology course except for BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2020 ), BIOL 1110 , BIOL 1120 , BIOL 2010 , BIOL 2020 , CHEM 1110 , CHEM 1120 , ESCI 1010 , ESCI 1020 , PHYS 2010 , PHYS 2020 , PHYS 2110 , PHYS 2120 , PSCI 1030 .
5Social/Behavioral Science Requirement - Select from ANTH 1230 , ANTH 1430 , COMM 1010 , ECON 2100 , ECON 2200 , GEOG 2010 , PHED 2120 , POLS 1010 , POLS 1030 , POLS 2025 , POLS 2035 , PSYC 1030 , PSYC 2130 , SOCI 1010 , SOCI 1040 , SOCI 2010 .
Check www.tntransferpathway.org to see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major. Students should meet with the assigned advisor to determine courses required for the university chosen.
*For transfer to APSU, ETSU, UM, UTC and UTK, MATH 1530 is required. At UTM and TSU, MATH 1130 is required.
**Neither UM nor UTK has Development of Exceptional Children in its Pre-K-3 Curriculum and students transferring to either UM or UTK will have to take one other course after transfer.
***Students who plan to transfer to UTK should take an Intermediate foreign language instead of MATH 1410 ; UM does not require completing of MATH 1410 .
****Students who plan to transfer to ETSU should take EDUC 2210 instead of MATH 1420 .
Additional Degree Requirements
Students earning an AST degree must meet the following:
Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average
ACT cumulative score of 21 (or SAT 1020) or successful completing of approved standardized examination (Praxis Core) for admission to the university College of Education
Satisfactory ratings on an index of suitability for the teaching profession
Students transferring to a public university in Tennessee may need to meet additional requirements to gain admittance to the university
For more information contact:
Kirstin Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.465.5762
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780