Attachment 1

Associate of Science in Teaching Degree

Division of Mathematics, Science, and Education

Curriculum Based on Tennessee Board of Regents Universities

Elementary Education, K-6 Emphasis

General Education Component                                                                     Hours


Communication                         ENGL 1010, 1020, Basic Speech                       9


Humanities                              One Literature Course from Approved List          3

                                                Art Appreciation or Music Appreciation               3

                                                One Additional Humanities Course from              3

                                                    Approved List


History                                      HIST 2010, 2020, or 2030                                   6


Social/Behavioral Science        World Regional Geography                                  3

                                                American Government (Political Science)            3


Natural/Physical Sciences        Biological/Life Science                                         4

                                                Physical Science                                                   4


Mathematics                            Math Course from Approved List                         3




Remaining Nineteen Hours


Introduction to Education                                                                                     3


Introduction to Special Education or Development of the Exceptional Child       3                                    

Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Life Span Development,

  or Human Growth and Development                                                                  3


MATH 1410 and 1420                                                                                         6


Additional Science (Earth Science, Geology, or Astronomy)                                4



                                                                                                                           19  Additional Degree Requirements


Attainment of 2.75 cumulative grade point average


Successful completion of Praxis I


Satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession (procedure will be developed through collaboration between university and community college representatives)




Attachment 2

Agenda: February 16-17 Teacher Preparation Grant Workshop


Friday, February 16

Rotunda of Goins Building

8:00-8:30 Registration.


Goins Auditorium

8:30-9:00 Getting organized--Introduction of consultants; housekeeping.

9:00-9:30 Presentation of accomplishments (TTU, ETSU).


9:30-9:45 Break.


10:00-11:00 Kathleen Lynch-Davis--Investigating Student Understanding by Examining NAEP Mathematics and Science Test Items and Student Performance Data.


11:00-11:10 Stretch.

11:10-12:00  Senta Raizen--NAEP 2009 Science Frameworks and Specifications and Questions.


PSTCC Cafeteria Annex.

12:15-1:00 Lunch.



1:00-1:30 Presentation of accomplishments (Northeast State, Walters State).

1:30-2:30 Introduction to extended multiple choice and scoring.



Divide group into 2 classrooms (one for science, one for mathematics, education people can choose). Presenters need to check out the possible rooms; we’ll give room numbers before lunch.

Examine a set of multiple-choice NAEP items using extended format.  Scoring.  Student performance data.


4:10—Break as we change areas.



4:10-4:30 Presentation of accomplishments (Roane, Pellissippi).

4:45--Wrap up and head out for dinner.


Saturday, February 17


8:30-9:00 Presentation of accomplishments (Motlow, Chattanooga).

9:00-9:30 Introduction:  Using assessment to improve instruction.



Divide group into 2 classrooms (one for science, one for mathematics, education people can choose). Same rooms as Friday afternoon sessions.

Sort and score student work on open-ended items using a rubric.  Look for evidence of student thinking.


Cafeteria Annex

12:00-12:45 Lunch.


1:00-2:00  (Computer Lab (TBA) for Science/Education--Assignment:  Find and select NAEP item to administer to students at home institution and report back in May.  Choose items as pairs or groups and share information before May meeting.)

1:00-2:00  (Classroom (TBA) for Mathematics/Education--Using a framework to analyze assessment items.)


2-2:15 Break.


2:15-3:15  (Computer Lab for Mathematics/Education--Assignment:  Find and select NAEP item to administer to students at home institution and report back in May.  Choose  items in pairs or groups.)


 2:15-3:15  (Classroom for Science/Education--Using a framework to analyze assessment items.)



3:15-3:30 Wrap up.






Attachment 3


Tennessee Board of Regents-Teacher Preparation Partnership Workshop

May 7-9, 2007 at Pellissippi State


Monday morning



---Continental Breakfast for morning arivees

---Rotunda of Goins Administration Building

                ---First meeting--- Goins Auditorium.


8:30---Introductions and general comments concerning the program.

8:45---Presentations-25 minutes; Position of each school in the overall project plan; showcase some activities

                Northeast State

9:10---    Walters State

9:35---    ETSU

10:00—Roane State




         ---Motlow State


11:30---Chattanooga State


12:20---Lunch in the cafeteria


1:15----Break out sessions by discipline: each breakout has a facilitator and a template

Math+++with Anant Godbole and Judy Hector; McWherter Building(McWH), Room 143.


Earth Science ^^^with Don Byerly; Alexander Building (AL), Room 253.


Physical Science””” with  Vicki Metzgar and Andrea Henri; Alexander Building Room 225.


Biology~~~with Ellen Keene and Ann Kronk; Alexander Building Room 223.


Teaching and Technology***with Dr. Mary Monroe-Ellis Pellissippi State; Alexander Building Room 228




3:00----Reconvene break out sessions---till 5:30

Break out by school---each breakout has a facilitator; discuss what you have learned today, what each school wants to do in the next 15 months; what else the project should introduce; develop a presentation of this for Wednesday morning; a  template will be provided.

                Northeast State   Al-223   with Judy Hector

                ETSU  Al-225   with Vicki Metzgar

                Walters State Al-251  with Anant Godbole

                Roane State  Al-253 with Maggie Phelps

                TTU  Al-254 with Andrea Henri

                Motlow State  Al-255  with  Ann Kronk        

                Chattanooga State  Al-220  Ellen Keene

                Pellissippi State  Al-224  Don Byerly




Tuesday ---                                                                                                                                                           2

8:00---6:00 p.m.

Field trips:

Biology---led by Joel Zachry meet first in Al-223

Geology---led by. Dr. Don Byerly meet first in Al-225


8:30---5:30 p.m.

Chemistry session---led by Dr. Al Hazari ---- Al-226  

Physics session---led by Dr. Steve Robinson --- Mc-229

Math sessions---See math agenda on page 3 –Al-255



**Education chooses what session they will join


10:30---Break for  Science sessions

10:45---Sessions resume


12:30---Lunch for Science sessions in cafeteria


1:15----Sessions resume


3:15----Break for Science sessions




5:30-6:00---Conclude sessions; supper on your own





9:00---Presentations of what each school learned from Monday and Tuesday

And where each school sees itself going for the next year

                Reverse order from Monday---Pellissippi State goes first

                20 minutes per school



10:40---Sessions resume---Starting with Roane State


12:15---Lunch in cafeteria


1:00----General discussion---What we will do in the third year

                                Opportunities for Fall 2007 and Summer 2008

                                TAS and TSTA Fall 2007

                                National Visiting Committee---Fall 2007

                                 What could be introduced in February and May 2008





5:30---Supper on your own—we should be done long before this---





Math Sessions Day 2, Mini-conference on Burning Issues    Al-223                                        

9:00—10:30   Pam Stidham, On the use of exemplary NSF curricula in Kingsport City Schools.


10:30—10:40 Break


10:40—11:40 Discussion on Developmental Math Redesign, Daryl Stephens, moderator


11:40---12:00  Holly Anthony, the new Gen Ed Math course at TTU

12:00—1:00 Lunch


1:00—2:10   Judy Hector, Praxis 1 tests


2:15—2:45  Anant Godbole, Teacher Workshops and Programs at ETSU:  MS Program, Eastman, Tennessee First, MSP


2:45—2:55  Break


2:55—3:40  George Poole, Evolution of Counting and Measuring from Sandbox to 5th Grade


3:40—4:05  Juliana Gregory, TBR-THEC College Readiness Committee report


4:05—4:15  Break




Please bring in writing for the discussion

  1. best teaching practice vignettes,
  2. lists of resources, books, manipulatives, websites etc.
  3. Lists of meetings, organizations.



a. Evidence-based best teaching practices.  What are they, and
how can they be implemented?

b. Resources for K-6 teachers:  Obtaining and constructing
manipulatives, books lists, and web sites that someone has reviewed and
can recommend.

c. Professional development through education,
local/regional/national organizations and meetings, mentoring teachers,
etc.   How many of our TBR-TPP teachers go to NCTM, NEA, TMTA meetings? 












Time Table





Year 1


1)PI/Co-Pi meetings; 2) Establish Curriculum Improvement Committees (CIC) for each area and establish roles; 3)Establish teacher education program publicity plans for each campus; 4) Plan professional development(PD) opportunities for math, biology, and Introduction to Education faculty;5)Set Spring workshop days.

1)  Teacher education program publicity on each campus; 2)Establish Student Tennessee Education Association(STEA) organizations for each campus; 3) STEA plans Future Teachers Conference(FTC) for Spring; 4) Math, Biology and Introduction to Education CIC’s meet for two day curriculum development (CD)workshop; 5) Research and purchase manipulatives, technology tools, and other resources; 6) Monthly TWAV meetings by areas; 7)List serves established; 8) Faculty can do PD travel.

1) Evaluate previous year’s experiences;

 2)  All area CIC’s meet for four day CD workshop, review course materials for possible purchase; 3)  Develop project Web site; 4) Investigate additional activities to integrate technology and hands on inquiry for math and science courses.

Year 2

2006 – 2007

1) Math, Biology and Introduction to Education pilot their new courses, monthly reviews by Two-Way Audio Video (TWAV);   2) Two day CD/PD workshops all areas; 3)research and purchase additional resources; 4) Create state-wide web presence; 5)  Hold an Education Professions Day on each campus.

1) All schools pilot Concepts of Chemistry, Concepts of Physics and Earth Science courses; 2) TWAV meetings by area; 3) Visit area high schools, hold MASTER Hub Open Houses at each school; 4)Faculty may choose to attend professional development meetings in their area; 5) As part of Student Support, Praxis I workshops offered on each campus;

6) Local and Regional FTC’s held.


1) Evaluate previous year’s experiences;

 2) Three day CD/PD meetings by area; 3)Research and purchase additional resources; 4)Examine activities to integrate math, science and technology with hands on inquiry into the curriculum.; 5)  Two day CD workshops for all areas;  6)TWAV meetings by area; 7) Faculty can do PD travel.

Year 3

2007 – 2008

1)  All schools teaching all Concepts courses ; 2)TWAV meetings by area; 3)Offer Praxis I Preparation workshop; 4)Hold an Education Professions Day; 5) Faculty can do PD travel; 6) Two day CD workshops for all areas. 

1)All schools teaching all Concepts courses; 2)Two day CD workshops for all areas; 3)  Visit area high schools; 4)Local and Regional FTC’s held; 5) TWAV meeting by area; 6) Faculty can do PD travel.


1)  Evaluate previous year’s experiences; 2)  four day CD/PD meetings by area; 3) Examine activities to integrate math, science and technology; 4) File Final Project Report.