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Associate of Arts in Teaching
2014 - 2015 Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree Requirements
60 credit hours


Collin College offers courses that fulfill the state requirements for an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT). Completion of an AAT is designed to meet the lower division requirements for baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification. The degree plan best suited to the desired certification should be followed and transferred to a university to complete Texas teacher certification requirements.

Students should contact the teacher education program at the specific college or university to which they plan to transfer for detailed information prior to registering. Contact names and phone numbers are available from the Collin academic advisor, or go to http://transferu.collin.edu.

Please be aware that TECA courses have been removed from the AAT, but these courses are still transferable. Students who have previously taken, or have room to take additional courses should check with the college or university they plan to transfer to see how TECA courses will apply to their degree.

To earn the AAT degree, students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all of the required courses listed for the AAT specialization which the student has selected (listed below). Students should be aware that most four-year institutions require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be accepted into their teacher certification program.



AAT Degree Requirements Review
For an AAT degree, you must meet the following requirements:
  1. Earn a minimum of 60 college-level credit hours.
  2. Complete the General Education Core of 42 credit hours.
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.  Students should be aware that most four-year colleges require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for admission to their teacher certification programs.
  4. Earn a minimum of 18 credit hours at Collin College.
  5. Complete all the courses listed for one of three AAT diplomas:
         AAT-Early Childhood-Grade 6
     AAT-Grades 4-8, Early Childhood-Grade 12 Special Education
     AAT-Grades 8-12, Early Childhood-Grade 12 other than Special
              Education




AAT in Early Childhood through Grade 6
EC-Grade 6 Certification areas are: Generalist; Bilingual Generalist; ESL Generalist; other content area teaching field / academic disciplines / interdisciplinary TBA.

REQUIRED COURSES   16 credit hours
     
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession  
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations  
MATH 1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I  
MATH 1351 Fundamentals of Mathematics II  
XXXX x4xx Additional Lab Science Course 1  

1  Check with the Collin academic advisor and the receiving college or university
    for recommended courses in teaching field prior to registering.

Recommended General Studies Electives
To complete an AAT:

2 credit hours

  EDUC 1200 Learning Framework 1

 

1. Please be aware a student may only take one of the following: EDUC-1200, PSYC-1100 or PSYC-1300. Students following the 2014 General Education Core should take PSYC-1300, others should take EDUC-1200.




AAT in Grades 4 through 8, Early Childhood through Grade 12 Special Education
The Grade 4-8 and Early Childhood-Grade 12 Special Education AAT is designed to satisfy the lower-division requirements for bachelor’s degrees leading to initial Texas teacher certification in all Grades 4-8 certification areas and EC-12 Special Education. The Grade 4-8 Certification areas are: Generalist; Bilingual Generalist; ESL Generalist; English Language Arts & Reading; English Language Arts & Reading and Social Studies; Mathematics; Science; Mathematics and Science; Social Studies; other content area teaching fields / academic disciplines / interdisciplinary TBA.

Early Childhood to Grade 12 Special Education Certification areas are: EC - 12 Special Education; other content area teaching fields / academic disciplines / interdisciplinary TBA. This degree is for students who want to teach grades EC-Grade 4 and higher.

REQUIRED COURSES   16 credit hours
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession  
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations  
MATH 1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I  
MATH 1351 Fundamentals of Mathematics II  
XXXX x4xx Additional Lab Science Course 1  

1  Check with the Collin academic advisor and the receiving college or university
    for recommended courses in teaching field prior to registering.

Recommended General Studies Elective
To complete an AAT:

3 credit hours

  EDUC

1200

Learning Framework 1

 

1. Please be aware a student may only take one of the following: EDUC-1200, PSYC-1100 or PSYC-1300. Students following the 2014 General Education Core should take PSYC-1300, others should take EDUC-1200.

 


AAT in Grades 8 through 12, Early Childhood through Grade 12 Other Than Special Education
The AAT for Grades 8-12 and other Early Childhood- Grade 12 licensure is designed to satisfy the lower-division requirements for bachelor’s degrees leading to initial Texas teacher certification in all 8-12 and specialized EC - 12 certification areas.  The Grades 8 - 12 Certification areas are: History; Social Studies; Mathematics; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; Science; English Language Arts & Reading; Computer Science; Technology Applications; Health Science Technology Education; Speech; Journalism; Business Education; Marketing Education; Mathematics & Physics; Agricultural Sciences & Technology; Technology Education; Languages other than English; Family and Consumer Sciences; Dance; Mathematics & Physical Science & Engineering; Human Development and Family Studies; Hospitality; Nutrition and Food Sciences; other content area teaching fields / academic disciplines / interdisciplinary TBA.
 

REQUIRED COURSES   18 credit hours
  Education Courses  

6 credit hours

  EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
  EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations
  Additional Required Courses

12 credit hours

  Additional Twelve (12) credit hours of courses in academic disciplines or content area teaching fields 1

1  Check with the Collin academic advisor and the receiving college or university
    for recommended courses in teaching field prior to registering.


 

                                        

Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

Lecturer
Contact Information
Department Chair:
Elaine Zweig, Ph.D.
SCC - D111
972.881.5967



Academic Advisor:
Nadia Khedairy
SCC - G147
469.365.1816