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Associate of Arts in Teaching


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

Offered at Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake, and Richland Colleges

Degree Code: AAT.4-8EC12SPEC.15

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) 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 AAT 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 the college awarding the degree.

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.
Course Requirements for the AAT Degree Credit Hours

TIER 1 - CORE FOUNDATIONS

CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
Select EACH of the following:
ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)   CB010
HIST 1301   CB060

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SPEAKING, LISTENING, WELLNESS, AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB090  
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 or SGNL 1301, 1302

3

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
MATH 1314

3

TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

QUALITATIVE REASONING, LITERACY AND RESEARCH
Select the following: CB010  
ENGL 1302

3

SELF AND SOCIETY

Select ONE of the following: CB080  
ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351; BUSI 1307; 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

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2305

Select ONE of the following: CB060
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

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HUMANITY, CREATIVITY AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB050  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

Select ONE of the following: CB040  
ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321;

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SNGL 2301, 2302
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SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select TWO of the following: CB030  
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.

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TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

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CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AAT 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
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ADDITIONAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Select ONE of the following:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1424, 2401, 2402, 2416, 2420, 2421, 2428; CHEM 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; GEOL 1403, 1404, PHYS 1401, 1402, 2425, 2426

4
Select the following:
BIOL 1322

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

3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS AAT 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 & Reading
4-8 English Language Arts & 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)


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