Associate of Arts in Teaching:

  • EC-6 Generalist*
  • 4-8 Generalist*
  • Grades 8-12*

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.

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

back to top