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Associate of Arts in Teaching AAT 1
Grades EC-6, Grades 4-8
and Special Education EC-12

Purpose Statement

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree is a state-board approved collegiate degree program consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification. The AAT degree is fully transferable to any Texas public university offering baccalaureate degree programs leading to initial teaching certifications.

All interested students should see the Education Division Director. The AAT 1 degree plan is for students interested in teaching grades early childhood-6th grade, grades 4-8 and special education EC-12.

Program of Study
Course Subject Course Title Credit Hours
First Semester
EDUC-1301 Introduction to Teaching Profession 3
ENGL-1301 Composition I 3
MATH-1314 College Algebra 3
NATURAL SCIENCE W/LAB Choose 4 hours from:
BIOL-1306/1106, BIOL-1307/1107,
BIOL-1309/1109, BIOL-2301/2101,
BIOL-2302/2102, BIOL-2306/2106 or
CHEM-1306/1106, CHEM-1307/1107,
CHEM-1311/1111, CHEM-1312/1112, or
GEOL-1303/1103, GEOL-1304/1104
HIST-1301 United States History I 3
Total Hours: 16
Second Semester
MATH-1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I 3
ENGL-1302 Composition II 3
GOVT-2305 Federal Government 3
HIST-1302 United States History II 3
SPCH-1315 Public Speaking 3
Total Hours: 15
Third Semester
EDUC-2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
GOVT-2306 Texas Government 3
PSYC-2301 or SOCI-1301 General Psychology or Introductory Sociology 3
BIOL-1308/1108 Biology for Non Science Majors I with Lab 
PHED-1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sports 1
Total Hours: 14
Third Semester
LITERATURE Choose 3 hours from:
ENGL-2322, ENGL-2323, ENGL-2326,ENGL-2331 or
ELECTIVE Related to content area you will teach. 3
COSC-1301 or SPCH-1318 Choose 3 hrs from:
Intro. Computing orInterpersonal Communication
FINE ARTS Choose 3 hours from:
DRAM-1310, ARTS-1301, or MUSIC-1306
PHED-1304 Personal-Community Health I 3
Total Hours: 15
Grand Total: 60

*Please check 4-year institution transfer policy.

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog