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Bryan Thomas
Department Chair for Education
(615) 220-7812
Building STAH, Office 114

Michelle McEwen, Secretary II
Department of Education
(615) 220-7878
Smyrna Center, Building STAH

University Path

University Parallel ( Areas of Emphasis)

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Programs

For students seeking a two-year degree program designed to transfer to a four-year institution toward an undergraduate baccalaureate degree, the Education Department offers the transfer University Parallel Major with the following areas of emphasis and in partnership with certain institutions: Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education (Mathematics) and Special Education Modified K-12 in partnership with Tennessee Tech (TTU). Elementary Education in partnership with Athens State. Motlow College also offers the Health, Physical Education and Recreation area of emphasis transferable to any state college.

Program of Study
University Parallel Program
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Degree Checklist

Elementary Education A.S. with Athens State


Associate of Science in Teaching (A.S.T.)

The Associate of Science in Teaching degree is designed for the student who plans to teach elementary education K-6 curriculum. It requires a cumulative GPA of 2.75, completion of the PRAXIS I (or a 22 or greater on the enhanced ACT), and suitable disposition statements as part of the exit requirements.

An Associate of Science degree in Teaching from Motlow is transferable to any four-year college or university in the Tennessee Board of Regents' System, and guarantees the holder acceptance into their respective College of Education.*

*Students who do not meet the requirements for the AST may graduate with an Associate of Science in General Studies and follow the application procedure at the College of Education to which they plan to transfer.

2 + 2 with Tennessee Technological University

The 2+2 program in elementary education at Motlow is a partnership with Tennessee Technological University (TTU) whereby students complete a prescribed program of study at Motlow prior to transferring to TTU classes that are taught on Motlow's main Moore County campus or at the McMinnville Center campus.

Students who complete the Motlow College curriculum and enter TTU, should be prepared for a full-time, day-time program of study. The TTU portion of the program is fall-entry only so students should plan to complete all coursework with Motlow in time to enter TTU in a fall term. The junior and senior years consist of 4 semesters; three semesters of coursework and one semester of student teaching. All observations, practicum courses and student teaching assignments are made with local school districts.

Upon becoming TTU students, TTU fees and tuition apply and students are taught by TTU faculty.