2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Associate of Arts in Teaching

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEGREE 4-8 (GENERALIST), EC-12
SPECIAL EDUCATION

Offered on all campuses

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

Degree Code: AAT.4-8EC12SPEC.19

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree is a Board-approved collegiate degree program consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification. This plan is for those who are interested in earning certification to teach Grades 4-8 (Generalist), EC-12 all levels of Special Education.

In order to be eligible to receive this A.A.T. degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all the required courses listed;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.5;
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

This degree may be taken through a combination of on-campus and distance education offerings; or if planned correctly, the degree may be completed entirely through distance education.

Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below "C" in transfer.

Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.

This page includes Coordinating Board (CB) Codes.



Courses Required for the A.A.T. Degree--4-8 (Generalist), EC-12 Special Education
Component Areas
and CB Codes
Courses Semester-Credit Hours Required

Communication
(CB010)
Select EACH of the following:

ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better is required)
ENGL 1302

6
Mathematics
(CB020)
Select of the following:

(A grade of "C" or better is required.)
MATH 1314
3
Life and Physical Sciences
(CB030)
Select TWO of the following:

ANTH 2401, BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

ENVR 1401, 1402

GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

8
Language, Philosophy and Culture
(CB040)
Select ONE of the following:

ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2341, 2351

HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319

PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SGNL 2301, 2302

3
Creative Arts
(CB050)
Select ONE of the following:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DANC 2303

DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366

HUMA 1311, 1315

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3
American History
(CB060)
Select the following:

HIST 1301

and

Select ONE of the following:
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

6
Government/Political Science
(CB070)
Select EACH of the following:

GOVT 2305, 2306

6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
(CB080)
Select ONE of the following:

ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351

COMM 1307

CRIJ 1301, 1307

ECON 1301, 2301, 2302

GEOG 1302, 1303

GOVT 2304, 2311

HIST 2321, 2322, 2327

PHED 1304

PSYC 2301, 2306, 2314, 2316

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301, 2306, 2319

TECA 1303, 1354

3
Component Area Option
(CB090)
Select ONE of the following:

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 or SGNL 1301, 1302

3
CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS A.A.T. DEGREE 41

REQUIRED ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEGREE 4-8 (GENERALIST), EC-12
SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSES

Select EACH of the following:
EDUC 1301
EDUC 2301
MATH 1350
MATH 1351
12

ADDITIONAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Select ONE of the following:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 2401, 2402, 2416, 2420, 2421; CHEM 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; GEOL 1403, 1404, PHYS 1401, 1402, 2425, 2426

4

GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES:
Select a 3-4 credit hour course from the following prefixes: BIOL, CHEM, ENVR, GEOL, PHYS, or ANTH 2401.

Note: Courses previously taken cannot be used to satisfy both the Core and a requirement in this group.

3-4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS A.A.T. DEGREE 60

This degree is appropriate for students who seek teacher certification in the following areas:

Grades 4-8 Certification (areas)
4-8 Generalist
4-8 Bilingual Generalist
4-8 ESL Generalist
4-8 English Language Arts and Reading
4-8 English Language Arts and Reading and Social Studies
4-8 Mathematics
4-8 Science
4-8 Mathematics and Science
4-8 Social Studies
4-8 other content area teaching fields/academic disciplines/interdisciplinary TBA

EC-Grade 12 Certification (areas)
EC-12 Special Education
EC-12 other Special Education certificates TBA (i.e. Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)