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Take your first steps toward becoming a teacher with an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree from Collin College. Collin offers degree plans with three specializations in mind:  early childhood through grade 6; middle grades (grades 4-8); and high school (grades 8-12). All will prepare you to transfer to a baccalaureate program that lead to initial Texas teacher certification.

Focus Areas

AAT – Early Childhood – Grade 6

AAT – Middle Grades (Grades 4-8)

AAT – High School (Grades 8-12)

AAT Degree Requirements

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. Complete all the courses listed for one of three AAT focus areas.
4. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
5. Earn a minimum of 18 credit hours at Collin College.

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.