College of Education

College of Education 2+2 Program

Welcome to the College of Education's 2+2 Program Informational Page!


The TTU College of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-5 licensure program at the campuses of the following community colleges:

                      • Chattanooga State: Main Campus
                      • Roane State: Crossville
                      • Roane State: Harriman
                      • Roane State: Oak Ridge
                      • Roane State: Scott County
                      • Motlow State: McMinnville
                      • Motlow State: Moore County
                      • Pellissippi State: Hardin Valley

The College of Education plans to offer a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Chemistry 6-12 licensure program beginning Fall 2019 and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Math 6-12 licensure program beginning Fall 2020 at the campuses of the following community colleges:

  • Roane State: Oak Ridge

The convenience of the 2+2 Program allows the teacher candidate to complete the first 60 credit hours at their local community college before transferring to TTU to complete the remaining 60 credit hours (totaling 120 credit hours) which are provided by TTU faculty at the community college site.

The 2+2 Program is cohort-based* beginning each fall semester. Coursework schedules are pre-determined for each site and scheduled as full time for each term. Candidates must apply by submitting their online Intent to Participate by the March 1st deadline preceding the term they plan to begin the program

*A cohort is the group of students who begin and complete the program together.


Candidates will be required to attend the 2+2 Requirement Completion Fair event at the TTU Main campus, which typically takes place in early to mid May. This all day event is a one stop shop to complete all requirements by the June 15th deadline. Each candidate will have an individualized predetermined schedule and be given an opportunity to meet with representatives from the College of Education Student Success Center, Office of Teacher Education, Admissions Office, Scholarship Office, Health Services, and Financial Aid. In addition to meeting with departmental representatives, several information sessions will be provided. Several items for this event are due in advance. Additional information will be provided via email by Office of Teacher Education staff once it is available. This information will be provided to all candidates who submit their Intent to Participate by the March 1st deadline.

Once a candidate has been accepted to the program, attendance for the 2+2 Orientation at the TTU Main campus will be required. This event typically takes place in mid to late August. The purpose 2+2 Orientation is to allow teacher candidates to register for coursework, have their eagle card (student ID) made, purchase textbooks, meet with their advisor, and much more!


>> The 2+2 Application Instruction Guide Booklet is now available for applicants who plan to be admitted to the FALL 2019 2+2 cohort.

This booklet was developed to walk candidates through each step of the admission process in order to be fully accepted to the 2+2 Program. The instruction booklet includes:

            • Directory of important contacts
            • Important program information
            • Details about upcoming mandatory campus visits
            • Step-by-step instructions for admission to the University and the Teacher Education Program
            • ACT and Praxis CORE test prep resources
            • Program checklist
            • Important dates and deadlines