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Associate of Arts in Teaching 8-12 EC-12 Other than Special Education


Sara Flusche
Chair Associates of Arts in Teaching
(940) 668-3321
sflusche@nctc.edu

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree (AAT) is a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-approved collegiate degree program consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification. The AAT degree as defined by the Coordinating Board is fully transferable to all Texas public universities. Because the AAT fulfills the requirements of the field of study curriculum statutes and Coordinating Board rules, all Texas public universities must accept the AAT curricula if they offer the applicable baccalaureate degrees leading to initial teacher certification. However, students who complete the AAT will be required to meet any and all entrance requirements of the receiving university and the educator preparation program, including grade point averages and/or testing requirements.

Upon Completion of this degree students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the teaching profession’s main tenets.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of multicultural perspectives in education including special education, English as a Second Language (ESL), cultural differences, socioeconomic differences and issues dealing with urban, rural and suburban schools.
  3. Identify the major ideas and influences of major educational theorists.
  4. Categorize methods of teacher/parent communication into two distinct categories, one way communication and two way communications.

Students pursuing this degree typically incur tuition and fee costs of approximately $4,200 (In-District). Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $1,500. Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans.

This program is designed to take 4 full-long semesters to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study. This degree can be completed either online or face-to-face contingent on course scheduling and availability.

* Students may be required to pass a criminal background check to complete 16 observation hours

First Semester First Year

ENGL 1301 Grammar & Composition I

HIST 1301 US History to 1865

EDUC 1300 Learning Frameworks

MATH 1314 College Algebra

ARTS 1301 Arts Appreciation 

Second Semester First Year

ENGL 1302 Grammar & Composition II

HIST 1302 US History from 1865

BIOL 2406 Environmental Biology

MATH 1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 

First Semester Second Year

BIOL 1408 General Biology

GOVT 2305 American National Government

MATH 1351 Fundamentals of Mathematics II

SOCI 1301 Intro to Sociology

EDUC 1301* Introduction to the Teaching Profession 

Second Semester Second Year

ENG 2322, 2327, or 2332 British Literature I, American Literature I, World Literature I

GOVT 2306 State & Local Government

PHYS 1415 Physical Science

EDUC 2301* Introduction Special Populations 

* Students may be required to pass a criminal background check to complete 16 observation hours

Degree Requirements

Communication — 2 courses
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3 credit hours
ENGL 2311 TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING 3 credit hours

6 credit hours - Select two courses from the list above.

Mathematics - 1 course
MATH 1314 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3 credit hours
MATH 1316 PLANE TRIGONOMETRY 3 credit hours
MATH 1324 MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 credit hours
MATH 1325 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 credit hours
MATH 1332 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS I 3 credit hours
MATH 1342 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS 3 credit hours
MATH 2412 PRE-CALCULUS MATH 4 credit hours
MATH 2413 CALCULUS I 4 credit hours

3 - 4 credit hours - Select one course from the list above.

Life and Physical Sciences - 2 courses
BIOL 1406 BIOLOGY FOR SCIENCE MAJORS I 4 credit hours
BIOL 1407 BIOLOGY FOR SCIENCE MAJORS II 4 credit hours
BIOL 1408 BIOLOGY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS I 4 credit hours
BIOL 1411 GENERAL BOTANY 4 credit hours
BIOL 1413 GENERAL ZOOLOGY 4 credit hours
BIOL 2401 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4 credit hours
BIOL 2402 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4 credit hours
BIOL 2406 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 4 credit hours
CHEM 1406 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY 4 credit hours
CHEM 1411 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4 credit hours
CHEM 1412 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4 credit hours
HORT 1401 HORTICULTURE 4 credit hour
PHYS 1401 COLLEGE PHYSICS I 4 credit hours
PHYS 1402 COLLEGE PHYSICS II 4 credit hours
PHYS 1415 PHYSICAL SCIENCE 4 credit hours
PHYS 2425 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I 4 credit hours
PHYS 2426 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II 4 credit hours

6 credit hours - Select two courses from the list above.

Some courses require a prerequisite course.

Language, Philosophy and Culture - 1 course
ENGL 2322 BRITISH LITERATURE I 3 credit hours
ENGL 2323 BRITISH LITERATURE II 3 credit hours
ENGL 2327 AMERICAN LITERATURE I 3 credit hours
ENGL 2328 AMERICAN LITERATURE II 3 credit hours
ENGL 2332 WORLD LITERATURE I 3 credit hours
ENGL 2333 WORLD LITERATURE II 3 credit hours
HIST 2321 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I 3 credit hours
HIST 2322 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II 3 credit hours
HUMA 1301 INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES I 3 credit hours
PHIL 1301 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 3 credit hours
PHIL 2306 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS 3 credit hours
SPAN 2311 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I 3 credit hours

3 credit hours - Select one course from the list above.

Creative Arts - 1 course
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
DANC 2303 DANCE APPRECIATION I 3 credit hours
DRAM 1310 INTRODUCTION TO THEATER 3 credit hours
DRAM 1330 STAGECRAFT I 3 credit hours
DRAM 2366 INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA 3 credit hours
MUSI 1306 MUSIC APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
MUSI 1310 AMERICAN MUSIC 3 credit hours

3 credit hours - Select one course from the list above.

History - 2 courses
HIST 1301 UNITED STATES HISTORY I 3 credit hours
HIST 1302 U.S. HISTORY FROM 1865 3 credit hours
HIST 2301 TEXAS HISTORY 3 credit hours

6 credit hours - Select two courses from the list above.

Government - 2 courses
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics) 3 credit hours
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT (Texas constitution & topics) 3 credit hours

6 credit hours - Take each course listed above.

Social and Behavioral Sciences - 1 course
ANTH 2346 GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credit hours
ANTH 2351 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credit hours
ECON 2301 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3 credit hours
ECON 2302 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3 credit hours
PSYC 2301 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 credit hours
PSYC 2314 LIFESPAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 3 credit hours
SOCI 1301 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 credit hours
SOCI 1306 SOCIAL PROBLEMS 3 credit hours
SPCH 1318 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3 credit hours

3 credit hours - Select one course from the list above.

Component Area Option - 2 courses
SPCH 1315 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 credit hours
SPCH 1321 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 3 credit hours
EDUC 1300 LEARNING FRAMEWORK 3 credit hours
PSYC 1300 LEARNING FRAMEWORK 3 credit hours

Choose one course from the SPCH section, and one course from the EDUC or PSYC section, for a total of two courses.

Minimum of 18 hours of electives required

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (E7-12) EC-12 Other than Special Education requires the above Core in addition to the following 18 hours, for a total of 60 hours.

2 Lab hours from Life and Physical Science courses
EDUC1301: Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDUC2301: Introduction to Special Populations

12 Elective Hours (suggested options below):

TECA1303
TECA1311
TECA1318
TECA1354

OR

EDUC 1301 INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION 3 credit hours
EDUC 2301 INTRODUCTION SPECIAL POPULATIONS 3 credit hours
TECA 1303 FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY 3 credit hours
TECA 1311 EDUCATING YOUNG CHILDREN 3 credit hours
TECA 1318 WELLNESS OF THE YOUNG CHILD 3 credit hours
TECA 1354 CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 3 credit hours
TEACHING CONTENT SPECIFIC COURSES
Total Credit Hours: 18

Total Credit Hours: 18