2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Secondary Education - Social Studies, A.S.T.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with the Emphasis in Secondary Education - Social Studies (A.S.T.)

Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements - Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.  Courses cannot be used more than once to satisfy program requirements.

General Education Requirements

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 .


*Students pursuing a licensure area in Government or who plan to transfer to UTC or TTU should take POLS 1030 American Government .

**Students transferring to UTK - a sequence in Natural Science is required.

***Because there are multiple areas of licensure in Social Sciences, please read the following statements carefully:
    1.  Students seeking Secondary Education towards licensure in History need to follow the History AS TTP.

    2.  Students who plan to transfer to UTK should follow the History AS TTP for all social studies-related licensures.

    3.  Students who intend to transfer to ETSU's or MTSU's secondary education program should follow the respective AA or AS TTP for their particular major and not the Secondary Social Studies AST TTP.  MTSU requires that students take education courses after transfer and requires a grade of "B" or better for EDU and EDUC courses.

Additional AST Degree Requirements
1.Students earning an AST degree must meet the following:

   a.  Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average

   b.  ACT cumulative score of 21 or successful completion of approved standardized examination (Praxis Core) for admission to university College of Education. NOTE: MTSU requires a 22 ACT score.

   c.  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.

Check the website www.tntransferpathway.org to review Secondary Education-Social Studies notes for required courses based on transfer university.  Students should meet with their assigned advisor to determine courses required for the university chosen.

Students and advisors should run a degree audit using Degree Works in ChargerNet each semester to confirm classes are applicable to the program of study.

For more information contact:
Kirstin Davenport at kdavenport3@columbiastate.edu or 615.465.5762
Humanities and Social Sciences Division at HASS@columbistate.edu or 931.540.2780

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