AST Degree Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program


Office of Teacher Education
College of Education
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5092 • Cookeville, TN 38505
Fax: (931) 372-6286

Precious Edmonds
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Summer 2014:
May 13th
Fall 2014:
August 29th
Fall 2013 2+2 Program:
June 15th


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All students who are pursuing teacher licensure must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Students who completed the AST (Associate Science in Teaching) Degree through a community college will have completed some requirements previously in order to obtain their AST degree. In order to complete full admission to the Teacher Education Program at Tennessee Tech University students must show proof of having been awarded the AST Degree (this will be listed on official transcripts) as well as complete the requirements listed below:

  1. A formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program must be filed once a student has reached 30 or more credit hours excluding ADP course credit. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REQUIREMENT FIRST! This form is submitted online and you MUST have your TNumber to complete it.

  2. Complete the Interview Request Form and the Interview Process. To schedule an interview, please complete the interview request form. This form is submitted online and you MUST have your TNumber to complete it. (If a date is not available that you can attend, please keep checking back for more dates. Do not complete the form until you are sure you can attend on the date you select.)

  3. Complete the Background Check Authorization form.

  4. Complete the required TTU Background Check process through IdentoGO by MorphoTrust USA. Results from outside agencies will not be accepted.

  5. Meet Testing Requirements:

Core Academic Skills for Educators Test

Minimum Score

Paper Based Test

Computer Based Test



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Exemptions from Core Tests: ACT (Composite of 22) OR SAT (Score of 1020)

    • Passing Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) results will be accepted in lieu of the Praxis Core exam throughout a grace period during the transition to the new Praxis Core exam. The grace period will end on July 14, 2014. PPST tests that are taken before July 15, 2014 will be accepted for up to five years following the date the test was taken.

    • When taking the Praxis test, please be sure to add TTU as well as your community college as a score recipient. Both colleges must have these on file. The TTU School ID Code is: 1804

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