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    Academic Information Academic Information
         Degree Requirements  Degree Requirements
         Dropping/Withdrawing from College  Dropping/Withdrawing from College
         Associate in Arts/Associate in Sciences Degrees  Associate in Arts/Associate in Sciences Degrees
         Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree  Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree
         Field of Study Degrees  Field of Study Degrees
         Emphasis Degrees  Emphasis Degrees
         Associate in Applied Sciences Degree  Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
         Certificate Programs  Certificate Programs
         Course Time Limitation  Course Time Limitation
         Course Prerequisites  Course Prerequisites
         Core Curriculum  Core Curriculum
         Learning Frameworks (EDUC 1300)  Learning Frameworks (EDUC 1300)
         Computer Literacy Skills Placement  Computer Literacy Skills Placement
         Academic Transfer Programs  Academic Transfer Programs
         Earning an Associate Degree  Earning an Associate Degree
         Transfer Policy  Transfer Policy
         Transfer Dispute Resolution  Transfer Dispute Resolution
         Choosing a Major  Choosing a Major
         Resources for Students Wishing to Transfer  Resources for Students Wishing to Transfer
         Transfer Guides  Transfer Guides
         Course Equivalency Guides  Course Equivalency Guides
         Common Course Numbering System  Common Course Numbering System
         Choosing a Catalog Year  Choosing a Catalog Year
         Other Things to Consider  Other Things to Consider
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Curriculum
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Options for AAS Awards
Transfer Services  Transfer Services
Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (Archived)

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree is a Texas Higher Education Coordinating 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 curricula are designed to lead to teacher certification in three areas: 1) Elementary and middle school (including bilingual and ESL); 2) high school and all levels of arts and special education certification and 3) specialized certification for those who plan to teach early childhood through Grade 6.

Each AAT degree consists of the Dallas County Community College District Core Curriculum and the additional course work required for the specific certification sought. In keeping with Texas State law, students who complete the 42 hour credits of the DCCCD Core Curriculum are assured that the core should transfer to any Texas public college or university; in such instances, the core should be substituted for the core requirements of the receiving institution. Therefore, in pursuing a degree, students are encouraged to complete the entire core within the college. However, care should be taken in the selection of math and science courses to ensure that those courses also meet requirements of the proposed major at the transfer institution. Each AAT curriculum requires specific courses that must be taken in addition to the core.

In addition to completing the required courses, student must meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.5. Because the goal of the AAT is to prepare students for admission to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification, the GPA required for the AAT is higher than the GPA required for the AA, AS, or AAS degrees. The following Associate of Arts in Teaching Degrees are currently available:

*NOTE: The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree has three very distinct specializations areas leading to teacher certification. The specialization areas of the Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree EC-6 and the Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree 4-8, EC-12 Special Education have similar content. These two degrees differ only in 3 additional required science hours. Students must choose one of the two degrees but not both.

DCCCD also offers Emphasis in Teaching Degrees.

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