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  

Semester 1 CR Advising Notes
ENGL 1301, 1302, 2311 3 May select a different course from the Communications section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
BIOL 1406, 1408, 1411, 1413 CHEM 1405, 1411 GEOL 1305, 1403, 1404 PHYS 1401, 1403 3 May select a different course from the Life and Physical Science section of the Core Curriculum list. Many transfer universities require at least 8 hours of science courses and may require those courses have labs (4 hour courses). Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304 DRAM 1310, MUSI 1306 3 May select a different course from the Creative Arts section of the Core Curriculum Course List. Students should always refer to the intended transfer institution in choosing specific courses to complete this degree.
HIST 1301, 1302, 2301 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
MATH 1314, 1324, 1325 or 1332 3 May select a different course from the Mathematics section of the Core Curriculum Course List. Please note: Upper level math courses may require prerequisites.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2
ENGL 1301, 1302, 2311 3 May select a different course from the Communications section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
BIOL 1406, 1408, 1411, 1413 CHEM 1405, 1411 GEOL 1305, 1403, 1404 PHYS 1401, 1403 3 May select a different course from the Life and Physical Science section of the Core Curriculum list. Many transfer universities require at least 8 hours of science courses and may require those courses have labs (4 hour courses). Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321, 2335, PHED 1164 3 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The component area may be used for overflow hours from other courses such as physical science.
HIST 1301, 1302, 2301 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
MATH 1350-Mathematics for Teachers I 3
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3
MATH 1351-Mathematics for Teachers II 3
Additional Life and Physical Science-BIOL 1406, 1408, 1411, 1413 CHEM 1405, 1411 GEOL 1305, 1403, 1404 PHYS 1401, 1403 3 May select a different course from the Life and Physical Science section of the Core Curriculum list. Many transfer universities require at least 8 hours of science courses and may require those courses have labs (4 hour courses). Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3 Government Core curriculum
ANTH 2346, ECON 2301, 2302 GEOG 1302, 1303, PSYC 2301, 2308, SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301 SPCH 1318 TECA 1354 3 May select a different course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
EDUC 1301-Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321, 2335, PHED 1164 3 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The component area may be used for overflow hours from other courses such as physical science.
Additional Life and Physical Science-BIOL 1406, 1408, 1411, 1413 CHEM 1405, 1411 GEOL 1305, 1403, 1404 PHYS 1401, 1403 3 May select a different course from the Life and Physical Science section of the Core Curriculum list. Many transfer universities require at least 8 hours of science courses and may require those courses have labs (4 hour courses). Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3 Government Core curriculum
ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, PHIL 1301, 2306 3 May select a different course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture section of the Core Curriculum Course List. Students should always refer to the intended transfer institution in choosing specific courses to complete this degree.
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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