Grades 8-12

Associate of Arts in Teaching

  • Grades 8-121
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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.

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Field of Study - 18 Credit Hours
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
EDUC 2301Introduction to Special Populations3
Select 4 electives from their intended content area teaching field/academic discipline12
STC Core Curriculum - 42 Credit Hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 1,242
Total Credit Hours60
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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
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3-4
Select one of the following:
 
Nutrition and Diet Therapy I  
Business Computer Applications  
Introduction to Computing  
Programming Fundamentals I  
Linear Algebra  
Differential Equations  
Any Speech Elective
 
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
HIST 1302 United States History II 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 1 3-4
 Credit Hours13
Third Semester
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 1 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 1 3
Content Area Elective - Field of Study 3
 Credit Hours9
Fourth Semester
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Field of Study 1 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 1 3
Content Area Elective - Field of Study 3
 Credit Hours13
Fifth Semester
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Field of Study 1 4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Content Area Elective - Field of Study 3
Content Area Elective - Field of Study 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
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Students must meet with an Education advisor prior to registering for one of these courses.