DEGREE REQUIREMENTS & COURSES
The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree are:
- Complete a minimum of 128 semester hours of coursework,
with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50.
- Complete all Major and Professional Education courses with
a GPA of 2.75.
- Complete all courses in the General Education core curriculum.
- Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the credit hours required
for the degree through instruction offered at Tusculum
- Complete 32 of the last 36 hours on campus.
- Submit all official postsecondary transcripts.
- Participate in all outcomes assessment as required by the
- Make payment of all tuition and fees.
The Non-Licensure Degree Requirements are:
- Take EDUC 452 Education Senior Seminar (or a Residential
College offering of a course equivalent to Citizens in a Global
- Students must complete all practicum hours for each course.
- Students may complete one general education course per
Non-Licensure Degree Requirements for students completing
the student teaching semester yet not passing all or part of
- Students not passing any part of the PRAXIS II will receive
a grade of GP (grade pending) in EDUC 452.
- Students can graduate if they have a GP in EDUC 452
as long as they have met program requirements, completed all
general education courses, met G.P.A. requirements and have at
least 128 hours.
- Students with GPs cannot be recommended for certification
by the Education Department until the GP is satisfied.
- The initial approval of GP gives students five years to
complete EDUC 452 before the GP converts to an F.
STUDENTS RETURNING FOR LICENSURE
Teacher education students that graduate from Tusculum
College without fulfilling their licensure requirement have five
years in which to be recommended for licensure. Any student
failing to complete the licensure requirement during this time
frame will be subject to readmission to the teacher education
program. This process includes current federal background
check, interview, and completion of courses that meet current
Tennessee State licensure standards.
The Interdisciplinary Studies major prepares candidates for
licensure in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education,
and Middle School Education and is also offered to students who
do not wish to obtain licensure. A TESOL add-on endorsement
is also available. The Interdisciplinary Studies major is offered
on the residential campus and through the Graduate and Professional
Studies program in approved off-campus sites.
Specific course and curriculum requirements for each of Tusculum College's teacher education programs are
available in the Tusculum College Catalog.
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