2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Educational Personnel



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EDUCATIONAL PERSONNEL -- TEACHER ASSISTANT/AIDE

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

RLC-Closed June 1, 2014.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.EDU.TEACH.ASST

This program is designed to prepare the student for a career as a Teacher Assistant/Aide with specialization in either Bilingual/Bicultural Education or English as a Second Language.

The Bilingual/Bicultural Teacher Assistant/Aide specialization provides instructional training to prepare graduates to assist children in dual language instruction in the Pre K through 4 classroom setting. The program is also designed to meet the No Child Left Behind federal guideline for all employed and those seeking employment as instructional teacher assistants. The students must complete the Applied Associate in Sciences Degree in Bilingual Teacher Assistant/Aide Option as outlined. Students who pursue this program specialization should also ask about special university transfer articulation agreements for teacher education with selected Texas Universities.

The English as a Second Language Teacher Assistant/Aide specialization provides instructional training to prepare graduates to assist children in English language acquisition in the Pre K through 12 classroom setting. The English as a Second Language Assistant/Aide is employed under various job titles: Special Education Aide, ESL Assistant/Aide, Early Childhood Assistant, Library Assistant/Aide, Tutor, etc. The program is also designed to meet the No Child Left Behind federal guideline for all employed and those seeking employment as instructional teacher assistants. The student must complete the Applied Associate in Sciences Degree in English as a Second Language Assistant/Aide Option as outlined. Students who enroll in this program should also ask about special university transfer articulation agreements for teacher education with selected Texas Universities.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EDTC 1321 Bilingual Education* OR 3
EDTC 1371 Teaching English Language Learners** (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301 History of the United States I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
+++Elective Natural Science 4
16

SEMESTER II

EDTC 1301 Educational Systems 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST 1302 History of the United States II 3
MATH 1350 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School I 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
15

SEMESTER III

CDEC 1459 Children with Special Needs 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
EDTC 1341 Instructional Technology and Computer Applications 3
MATH 1351 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School II 3
++Technical Elective 3
16

SEMESTER IV

EDTC 1150 Portfolio Development AND 1
EDTC 1364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Teacher Assistant/Aide 3
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
+++Elective Natural Science 4
14
Minimum Hours Required 61

+Elective - must be selected from the following:

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3
CUST 2370 Cultural Studies 3
HIST 2381 African-American History 3

++Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

EDTC 1307 Introduction to Teaching Reading 3
EDTC 1313 Education Software and Technology 3
EDTC 1325 Multicultural Education 3
EDTC 2305 Reading Problems 3
EDTC 2317 Guiding Student Behavior 3

+++Elective - must be selected from the following:

BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4
PHYS 1415 Physical Science 4
PHYS 1417 Physical Science 4
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology 4

*Bilingual Education Teacher Assistant/Aide Specialization Emphasis

SEMESTER I

EDTC 1321 Bilingual Education 3

**English as a Second Language Teacher Assistant/Aide Specialization Emphasis

SEMESTER I

EDTC 1371 Teaching English Language Learners 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.


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