2+2 Program FAQs

2 + 2 FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions 
College of Education's 2+2 Program

Q: What does the "2 + 2 program" mean?

  • 2 years at your prospective community college (60 hrs)
  • 2 years enrolled as a student at Tennessee Technological University (60 hrs)

Q: How can I participate in the 2 + 2 program?

  • Fill out the online 2 plus 2 Intent to Participate Application.
  • Send a Student Copy of all transcripts to the Advising Center.
  • Apply and complete requirements to be admitted to Tennessee Tech before June 15th.
  • Send an official copy of high school transcripts and transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended to TTU Admissions Office.
  • Apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (upper division).
  • Complete all pre-requisite courses.

Q: Are classes offered online in the 2+2 program?

      All courses offered through Tech for the 2+2 require in class participation. 

Q: What are the requirements for the Teacher Education Program (Upper Division)?

  • Completion of at least 30 hours
  • Completion of the FOED 2011 & 1820(2) or its equivalent course, English 1010 and 1020 (these must be completed no later than the Spring semester preceding the Fall semester you plan to start at TTU) and all pre-requisite courses
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Minimum ACT Score of 22 or SAT Score of 1020 (Composite Score does not include the writing) or Praxis I (Minimum Score- Math 173, Reading 174, Writing 173)
  • Completion of all Teacher Education requirements.

Q: What do I do if I do not meet Praxis I requirements?

  1. If a student fails to receive the minimum score of 173 Math, 174 Reading, and 173 Writing on the first testing, 10 hours of tutoring per subject area not passed is required through approved tutorial support services for remediation purposes. Students will be required to re-test and show improvement through documentation, which will be stated in a form from the person providing tutorial services. For 2+2 students, the first Praxis attempt should be no later than January of the year they plan to enter the TTU portion of the program.
  2. If a student fails to make required score(s) on the second attempt, the following guidelines apply for the student to be eligible to appeal the testing requirements:
      • 2.500 cumulative QPA within one point of passing
      • 2.750 cumulative QPA within two points of passing
      • 3.000 cumulative QPA within three points of passing
    • All other requirements for Admission to Teacher Ed Program have been met.
    • Two of the three sections of the PPST have been successfully completed. The third section of the PPST for a person within the following range(s) to be eligible for the waiver:
    • A formal written request for the waiver must be submitted by the student. Letters of support from the student's advisor must accompany the student's request. In addition, documentation and evidence outlining the student's progress attained during the tutoring sessions must be provided by the person or unit providing the required tutorial support.
    • A decision will be made by the PPST Waiver Sub-Committee (or their designee). If extenuating circumstances exist, a student may request a personal appearance before the Sub-committee.
    • The decision of the Sub-Committee is final.
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