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The AAT – Middle Grades (Grades 4-8) is for grade 4-8 and Early Childhood-Grade 12 Special Education. The 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. 

Below is a recommended course sequence that will allow a student to earn the degree. Please consult with an advisor to examine alternate sequences to meet individual academic goals.
 
60 credit hours 
 
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I
MATH 1314 College Algebra
GEOL 1401 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I
HIST 1301 United States History I
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework
     
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Composition II
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers (Fundamentals of Mathematics I)
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I
HIST 1302 United States History II
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication
     
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal constitution and topics)
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II)
     
Second Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics)
PHYS 1415 Physical Science I 1
ENGL 2327 American Literature I
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations
     
Third Semester
CDEC 1270 Introduction to Teaching ESL 2
     
1. Prior to enrolling in this course, please meet with the Education academic advisor or the Education Discipline Lead.
2. CDEC 1270 is only offered during the Maymester session.
 
     
     
 
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