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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

First Semester Course Credit Hours
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-1406, BIOL-1407, BIOL-1408, BIOL-1409, BIOL-2401, BIOL-2402, BIOL-2406 or CHEM-1406, CHEM-1408, CHEM-1411, CHEM-1412, CHEM-2411 or GEOL-1403, GEOL-1404 or PHYS-1405, PHYS-1407
4
HIST-1301 United States History I 3
 
Total Hours
16
Second Semester Course Credit Hours
MATH-1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I  3
ENGL-1302 Composition II 3
GOVT-2305 US Government 3
HIST-1302 United States History II 3
SPCH-1315 Public Speaking 3
 
Total Hours:
15
Third Semester Course Credit Hours
EDUC-2301 Introducation to Special Populations 3
GOVT-2306 Texas Government 3
PSYC-2301 or SOCI-1301 General Psychology or Introductory Sociology 3
*NATURAL SCIENCE w/lab *Choose one from list in 1st semester course listing above.
4
LITERATURE Choose 3 hours:
ENGL-2322, ENGL-2323, ENGL-2326, ENGL-2331 or ENGL-2341
3
 
Total Hours:
16
Fourth Semester Course Credit Hours
NATURAL SCIENCE w/lab Choose 8 hours from:
BIOL-1406, BIOL-1407, BIOL-1408,BIOL-1409, BIOL-2401, BIOL-2402, BIOL-2406 or CHEM-1406, CHEM-1408, CHEM-1411, CHEM-1412, CHEM-2411 or GEOL-1403, GEOL-1404 or PHYS-1405, PHYS-1407
3/4
ELECTIVE Related to content area you will teach. 3
MATH Choose one class, 3 hours from:
MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332, MATH-1342 or MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318.
3
FINE ARTS Choose 3 hours from:
DRAM-1310, ARTS-1301, HUMA-1315 or MUSIC-1306
3
PHED, Choose 1,2,3 credits
PHED-1164, PHED-1238 or PHED-1304
1/2/3
 
Total Hours:
13/14/15
 
GRAND TOTALS
60/63

*Please check 4-year institution transfer policy.

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog