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Welcome to Our 2+2 Program

In Partnership with Regional Community Colleges

Get Your Teaching Degree Close to Home

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education K-5
Bachelor of Science in Education: Secondary Chemistry 6-12
Bachelor of Science in Education: Secondary Math 6-12
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The convenience of the 2+2 Program allows students pursuing a bachelor's degree to complete the first 60 credit hours at their local community college (courses conducted by Tech faculty); then transfer to Tech and complete the remaining 60 credit hours, still at the community college site.
(The bachelor's degree is a total of 120 credit hours.)

The program is cohort-based beginning each fall semester. Coursework schedules are pre-determined for each site and scheduled as full-time for each term.
A cohort is the group of students who begin and complete the program together.

Annual Application Deadline / March 1: Intent to Participate
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2+2 Application instruction Guide   Office of Teacher Education

Students must submit the Intent to Participate Application before starting the coming fall semester. For personal assistance, please contact the Student Success Center.

Community College Campus Locations



Chattanooga State / Main Campus Chemistry or Math
Roane State Campuses
Harriman, Oak Ridge, and Scott Co.
Roane State / Oak Ridge Campus
Motlow State Campuses / McMinnville and Moore Co.  
Pellissippi State / Hardin Valley Campus  


  • Admission Requirements for the 2+2 Program

    To be eligible to participate in the 2+2 program a student must complete the following processes:

    STEP 1: Apply online to Tennessee Tech University's Admissions Office, submit a Final High School transcript, Official College transcript, and a $25 application fee.

    STEP 2: Submit an online 2+2 Intent to Participate Form by March 1st with unofficial transcripts. (The 2+2 Intent to Participate will open on October 1, 2019 for the Fall 2020 cohorts.)

    STEP 3: Complete the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

    Please wait until you are contacted by the Office of Teacher Education to complete the Interview Request form.

    STEP 4: Completion of Associate of Science in Teaching (AST) degree or Associate of Science general transfer degree requirements.

    If you are NOT earning an Associate of Science in Teaching (AST) degree from your community college, please contact an advisor in the College of Education's Student Success Center to confirm coursework completion.

  • 2+2 Application Instruction Guide

    The guide helps direct candidates through each step of the admission process in order to be fully accepted to the 2+2 Program.

    Application Instruction Guide


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

  • Mandatory Main Campus Visits Before Entering the Program

    Candidates will be required to attend the 2+2 Requirement Completion Fair event at the Tech main campus in Cookeville, 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, 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.

  • Upon Acceptance Into the Program

    Once a candidate has been accepted to the program, attendance for the 2+2 Orientation at the Tech main campus in Cookeville 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!

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