EC-6 Generalist

Associate of Arts in Teaching

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It is strongly recommended that students contact the Education department for specific degree plans aimed at transfer to UTRGV, TAMUK, and other universities.

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) introduces students to the teaching profession. Students may choose between Elementary, Middle School, and High School Education curricula tracks.

All three degrees require a minimum of 60 credit hours of coursework including 42 credit hours of recommended courses from the core curriculum and a minimum of 18 credit hours in the field of study.

Also required are the courses EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession and EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations in which students are introduced to the philosophies and practical knowledge of teaching as well as being given the opportunity to participate in field observations of classrooms in local public school districts.

The AAT gives students the opportunity to take a minimum of up to 60 credit hours of general education courses at STC and then transfer into a four-year university’s School of Education.

This degree meets the “No Child Left Behind” requirements for paraprofessionals and allows students to receive Continuing Education Certificates of Completion for Substitute Teaching upon completion of EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession and for Teacher Assistant upon completion of EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations.

EDUC 1301

Introduction to the Teaching Profession

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1

This is an enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides active recruitment and institutional support of students interested in a teaching career, especially in high need fields. This course provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations at all levels of P-12 schools with varied and diverse student populations and provides students with support from college and school faculty, preferably in small cohort groups, for the purpose of introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Course content should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards; and the course must include a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms.

Prerequisite: None.

EDUC 2301

Introduction to Special Populations

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1

This is an enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides an overview of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic and academic diversity, and equity with an emphasis on factors that facilitate learning. The course provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations of P-12 special populations and should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Must include a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms with special populations.

Prerequisite: EDUC 1301.

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Field of Study - 18-20 Credit Hours
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
EDUC 2301Introduction to Special Populations3
MATH 1350Fundamentals of Mathematics I3
MATH 1351Fundamentals of Mathematics3
Life and Physical Sciences Electives - Field of Study6-8
STC Core Curriculum - 42 Credit Hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 1,242
Total Credit Hours60-62
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In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill field of study requirements.

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Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Physical Science I (Recommended)  
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 1 3-4
College Algebra (Recommended)  
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 1 4
Physical Science II (Recommended)  
 Credit Hours14
Third Semester
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 1 3-4
Select one of the following:
 
Nutrition and Diet Therapy I (any Speech Elective)  
Business Computer Applications (any Speech Elective)  
Introduction to Computing (any Speech Elective)  
Programming Fundamentals I (any Speech Elective)  
Linear Algebra (any Speech Elective)  
Differential Equations (any Speech Elective)  
Any Speech Elective
 
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 1 3
Art Appreciation (Recommended)  
HIST 1302 United States History II 3
 Credit Hours9
Fourth Semester
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 1 3
Introduction to Forms of Literature (Recommended)  
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Field of Study 1 3-4
Biology for Non-Science Majors I (Recommended)  
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
MATH 1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I 3
 Credit Hours12-13
Fifth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
MATH 1351 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 1 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Field of Study 1 3-4
Biology for Non-Science Majors II (Recommended)  
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours12-13
 Total Credit Hours60-62 Credit Hours
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Students must meet with an Education advisor prior to registering for one of these courses.