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Associates of Arts in Teaching-Option A

(EC-6, 4-8, EC-Grade 12 Special Education)

Program Description:  The Associate of Arts in Teaching-Option A is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical interdisciplinary studies (education) degree at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize the program to individual interests. This degree option is for students who wish to become early childhood, elementary, middle school or EC-12 teachers other than Special Education.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of degree. This is a recommended sequence of courses. Students have flexibility in the actual scheduling of courses and decisions about number of hours per semester.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions
Semester 1 Min Credits Notes
ENGL 1301 English Composition 3 Communication Core Curriculum Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Science section of the Core Curriculum. TAMU requires a 4-hour lab science course. Core
Creative Arts Core Course 3 Select a course from the Creative Arts section of the Core Curriculum. Core
HIST 1301 United States History 3 Or select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum. Core
MATH 1324 Business Math or MATH 1325 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 3 Or select a different course from the Mathematics section of the Core Curriculum. Please note: Upper level math courses may require prerequisites. Core
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2 Min Credits Notes
ENGL 1302 English Composition or ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3 Communications Core Curriculum. Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Science section of the Core Curriculum. TAMU requires a 4-hour lab science course. Core
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3 Or select a course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum. Core
HIST 1302 United States History 3 Or select a course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum. Core
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I 3 Restricted Elective
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3 Min Credits Notes
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II 3 Restricted Elective
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum. TAMU requires a 4-hour lab science course. Core
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 Government/Political Science Core Core
TECA 1354 Child Development 3 Or select a course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum.
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4 Min Credits Notes
Core Component Area Option 3 Select a course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum. Core
Life and Physical Science Core Course 3 Select a course from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum. TAMU requires a 4-hour lab science course. Core
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 Government/Political Science Core Core
ENGL 2332 World Literature I or ENGL 2333 World Literature II 3 Or select a course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture section of the Core Curriculum. Literature courses do not have to be taken in sequence. Core
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
15 Program Semester Hours
Upon completion of the 60 hours contained in this degree- ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Arts in Teaching degree
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

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Transfer Information

This Associates of Arts in Teaching degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and apply to their baccalaureate degree program.

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