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Associate of Arts in Teaching


ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEGREE EC-6
Offered at all colleges

Degree Code: AAT.EC-GRD6.15

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 Early Childhood through Grade 6 in a generalist classroom setting.

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

6

SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Select ONE of the following: CB090  
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321

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

9

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

6

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 1406; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

8

TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

3
CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AAT DEGREE
41

REQUIRED ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEGREE EC-6

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

12

ADDITIONAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Select ONE of the following:  
ANTH 2401
BIOL 1408, 1409, 1411, 2406
CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407
ENVR 1401, 1402
GEOL 1401, 1402, 1445, 1447
PHYS 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417

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 FOR THIS AAT DEGREE 60

This degree is appropriate for students who seek certification for Early Childhood specialization only.

EC-Grade 6 Certification (area)
EC-6 Generalist
EC-6 Bilingual Generalist
EC-6 ESL Generalist
EC-6 other content area teaching field/academic disciplines/interdisciplinary TBA


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