Teaching

The Associate of Science in Teaching (AST) is designed for individuals interesting in K - 6 teacher certification. This degree allows for a seamless transfer into a teacher education program at Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institutions.

Course Curriculum Area Credit
ART 1030 or MUS 1030 Introduction to Art or Music Appreciation 3
BIOL 1030 Essentials of Biology 4
COM 100 or COM 103 Communication 3
ENGL 1010, 1020 English Composition I, II 6
ENGL 2110 American Literature to 1865 3
ENGL 2120, 2310, or 2320 Additional literature course to be chosen from ENGL 2120, 2310, or 2320 3
GEOG 105 World Regional Geography 3
GEOL 1030 Essentials of Geology 4
HIST 2010, 2020 Survey of American History I, II 6
MATH 1010 Math for Liberal Arts 3
POL 200 or SOC 101 American Government & Politics or Introduction to Sociology 3

Area of Emphasis Requirements

Course Curriculum Area Credit
EDU 101 Introduction to Education 3
EDU 102 Human Growth & Development 3
EDU 264 Education of Exceptional Children 3
MATH 1410, 1420 Structures of Mathematical Systems I, II 6
PSCI 1030 Introduction to Physical Science 4

Additional Degree Requirements

  • Attainment of 2.75 cumulative GPA (college level only)
  • Successful completion of Praxis I or ACT Composite Score of 22
  • Satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession (procedure will be developed through collaboration between university and community college representatives)
  • Computer Literacy Requirement