2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook
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. MTSU requires a grade of "B" or better.
***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 . MTSU requires a grade of "C" or better.
****Students who plan to transfer to ETSU should take EDUC 2210 instead of MATH 1420 .
*****MTSU requires a grade of "B" or better.
Additional Degree Requirements
1. 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
2. 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