Jul 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook

TTP - A.S. Special Education

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These courses prepare candidates for SE Interventionist K-8 and SPED Comprehensive K-12 licensure programs. Students transferring to a UT or TBR university may need to meet additional requirements to gain admittance to that university’s Special Education program. Check with that university for specific program requirements. Students transferring to UT Knoxville need to be formally admitted to the program during spring term of the second year of study at the community college.

Walters State students who want to complete a bachelor’s degree have a guarantee that their credits will transfer to a public university in Tennessee if they choose any one of 50 different majors offering transfer pathways. Learn more at Tennessee Transfer Pathway.


Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2Students transferring to UT Knoxville or UT Chattanooga should take HIST 2310 and HIST 2320.

3Students transferring to UT Knoxville should replace MATH 1410 with one intermediate foreign language course.

4 Students transferring to UT Knoxville should replace additional lab science with one intermediate foreign language course.


Additional Degree Requirements

  • ACT composite 21 or successful completion of Praxis Core
  • Attainment of 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Satisfactory rating on an index of suitability for the teaching profession.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.


First Year

Second Year

Fall Term (16 credit hours)

Spring Term (13 credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - Special Education

General Education Requirements (41 Hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)

Total Credit Hours 60

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