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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts in Teaching


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Child care teachers and public school teachers play a vital role in preparing children and youth to build skills they will need throughout life. Child development educators nurture and care for children by helping them explore interests, develop talents and independence, and learn how to get along with others.
 
Public school teachers work with older children to facilitate learning through interactive discussions and hands-on approaches to help them learn concepts. As children get older, teachers use more sophisticated materials. Secondary school teachers often specialize in one subject area.

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree is a state-approved collegiate degree consisting of 60 semester hours of lower division courses that are fully transferable to any Texas public university offering baccalaureate degree programs leading to initial teacher certification in one of the following three curricula: EC-Grade 6; Grades 4-8 & EC-12 Special Education; Grades 8-12 & EC-12 Subject Specific.

  • EC - Grade 6 Certification Areas: Generalist, Bilingual, ESL, Other Content Areas
  • Grades 4-8 Certification Areas: Generalist, Bilingual, ESL, English Language Arts & Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Grades 8-12 Certification Areas: History, Social Studies, Mathematics, Life Science, Physical Sciences, English Language Arts, Foreign Languages, Technology Education, Consumer Science, and other areas.  Contact the Director of Early Childhood Development and Education for further information.

While the AAT degree is designed as the beginning point of a baccalaureate program leading to a teacher certification, it also meets the paraprofessional requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.

 

EC-6 Option & Grades 4-8 Option


Please note that the degree requirements for the EC-6 Option and the Grades 4-8/ EC-12 Option are the same.

Foundations


Foundations courses provide the footing for the remainder of the Associates Degree and beyond.  They provide the knowledge and skills upon which the other courses will build.  Whether attending full or part time, plan to complete the most if not of Foundations prior to taking courses under Knowledge Building or Preparing for Completion.

Knowledge Building


Knowledge Building courses expand upon foundational learning and develop skills at a deeper level.  It is recommended that students complete these courses prior to moving forward to Preparing for Completion.

Preparing for Completion


These courses provide capstone knowledge and skills, which prepares students for their next steps.  Before beginning the third set of courses in this pathway, complete the Application for Graduation at the Admission’s Office.  You should also meet with your coach/advisor to begin preparing applications for transfer.

Grades 8-12 Option


Foundations


Foundations courses provide the footing for the remainder of the Associates Degree and beyond.  They provide the knowledge and skills upon which the other courses will build.  Whether attending full or part time, plan to complete the most if not of Foundations prior to taking courses under Knowledge Building or Preparing for Completion.

Knowledge Building


Knowledge Building courses expand upon foundational learning and develop skills at a deeper level.  It is recommended that students complete these courses prior to moving forward to Preparing for Completion.

Preparing for Completion


These courses provide capstone knowledge and skills, which prepares students for their next steps.  Before beginning the third set of courses in this pathway, complete the Application for Graduation at the Admission’s Office.  You should also meet with your coach/advisor to begin preparing applications for transfer.