Degree Plans - EC-6/4-8 Grade Levels; EC-12 Special Education (AAT)

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Our Teacher Education program prepares you for a meaningful career in the field of education and provides you with the first two years of a four-year degree leading to teacher certification at the EC-6 and 4-8 grade levels, as well as EC-12 Special Education.

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) is a specialized academic associate degree program designed to transfer in its entirety to a baccalaureate program that leads to initial Texas teacher certification.

We are here to help you develop the tools you will need to become effective and caring educators in our society.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan
Major Courses 16 Credits
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession  
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations  
XXXX x4xx Life or Physical Sciences Elective  
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I)  
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II)  
TJC Core Curriculum 44 Credits
In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement. Major Courses: 16
TJC Core Curriculum: 44
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
COSC 1301* Introduction to Computers 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
EDUC 1301 Introduction to Teaching 3
Second Semester Credit Hours
ENGL 1302 Composition II* 3
HIST 2301 Texas History* 3
BIOL x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core 4
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I 3
Third Semester Credit Hours
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II 3
ENGL 2332 World Literature I* 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation* 3
PHYS x4xx Life and Physical Sciences Core 4
Fourth Semester Credit Hours
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking* 3
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography* 3
XXXX x4xx Life or Physical Sciences Elective 4
Total Semester Hours 60

*Recommended Core Curriculum course. Other Core Curriculum courses may satisfy this requirement. 

NOTE: To be eligible to participate in the program, students must successfully complete a criminal background check. 

NOTE: This program requires a field-based experience. Students are responsible for transportation.