Teaching - A.A.T. Degree

Become a Teacher and Join a Profession That's Shaping the Future

The choice to become a teacher is a decision to make a significant impact on the future. Teaching is the essential profession - the one that makes all other professions possible. As a teacher, you’ll gain satisfaction by preparing students to become knowledgeable, skilled and engaged citizens that can benefit communities, countries and the world.

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree provides a set of courses within the Teacher Certification areas which will transfer to any public university in the state of Texas that offers education degrees. As a transfer student, you must meet the admission requirements from the accepting college or institution. We offer a variety of courses and degrees to meet the diverse goals of education majors. 

Students in the AAT degree program may choose one of two distinct specialization areas leading to teacher certification including: 

  • Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification, EC – Grade 6 and other Certification Areas
  • Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification, Grades 7-12 with specialization in History, Mathematics, and Science

Male teacher  Female teacher

Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth of 7% for Elementary school teachers and 8% for Secondary school teachers until 2026. The average annual salary for Elementary School Teachers in Texas is over $56,000/year and over $57,000 a year for Secondary School Teachers.

For more information on career opportunities in Teaching, please visit Career Coach where you can explore the local job market, take a career assessment, and build a resumé.

What Will I Study?

The enriched integrated pre-service courses will provide you with an opportunity to participate in early field observations at all levels of P-12 schools with varied and diverse student populations. The education courses will serve as an introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms with an emphasis on factors that facilitate learning the pedagogy and professional responsibilities of teachers.

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TEACHING
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN TEACHING (A.A.T.)
Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification

EC – Grade 6 and other Certification Areas
60 credit hours

 
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

Elective - Select Academic College Level Course or TECA Course

3

+ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3

+PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework

3
SECOND SEMESTER

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

+Select from MUSI, ARTS or DRAM from Creative Arts Core Curriculum

3

+ENGL 1302 - Composition II

3

+MATH 1314 - College Algebra or higher

3
THIRD SEMESTER

+GOVT 2305 - Federal Government

3

+GOVT 2306 - Texas Government

3
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER  

EDUC 1301 - Introduction to Teaching Profession

3

+Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

3

+MATH 1350 - Math for Teachers I

3

+SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking

3
 SECOND SEMESTER 

EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Special Populations

 3

+Select from  ENGL, HUMA or PHIL Language, Philosophy & Culture
Core Curriculum

 3

+Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

 3

MATH 1315 - Math for Teachers II

 3
THIRD SEMESTER 

Elective - Select Academic College Level Course or TECA Course

3

+Select from Social & Behavorial Science Core Curriculum
(GEOG 1303 preferred)

3
TEACHING (A.A.T.) DEGREE – CREDIT HOURS  60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.

TEACHING
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN TEACHING (A.A.T.)
Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification

Grades 7-12
60 credit hours

 
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

+ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3

+Select from Mathematics Core Curriculum

3

+PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework

3
SECOND SEMESTER

Select from Courses in Area Teaching Field

3

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

+Select from MUSI, ARTS or DRAM from Creative Arts
Core Curriculum

3

+ENGL 1302 - Composition II

3
THIRD SEMESTER

+GOVT 2305 - Federal Government

3

+GOVT 2306 - Texas Government

3
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER  

Select from Courses in Area Teaching Field

3

EDUC 1301 - Introduction to Teaching Profession

3

+Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

3

+SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking

3
 SECOND SEMESTER 

Select from Courses in Area Teaching Field

 3

EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Special Populations

 3

+Select from  ENGL, HUMA or PHIL Language, Philosophy & Culture
Core Curriculum

 3

+Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

 3
THIRD SEMESTER 

Select from Courses in Area Teaching Field

3

+Select from Social & Behavorial Science Core Curriculum
(GEOG 1303 preferred)

3
TEACHING (A.A.T.) DEGREE – CREDIT HOURS  60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.

Disciplines

  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Science

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

Approximate yearly costs for the Teaching A.A.T. Degree program including tuition and fees are $4,200 for in-district students, $6,960 for students out-of-district, and $9,840 for non-residents. Additional fees for books and supplies are approximately $2000. 

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.

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