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Associate of Arts in TeachingACADEMIC TRANSFER DEGREE

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Credits earned at Lone Star College transfer to any public college or university in the state. Start smart with 2+2 (2 years at LSC and 2 years at the University of your choice) and get the first two years of your Bachelor's degree without the high-cost. Students save an average of $16,000 over two years.

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Program Pathway

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra1 3
EDUC 1301 Intro to the Teaching Profession2 3
HIST 1301 United States History to 1877 3
Second Semester Courses 16 Credits
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric II 3
HIST 1302 United States History Since 1877 3
SPCH 1315-or-SPCH 1318 Public Speaking-or-Interpersonal Communication 3
Elective Life & Physical Sciences3 4
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
Elective Life & Physical Sciences3 4
Elective Creative Arts4 3
EDUC 2301 Introduction - Special Populations2 3
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II 3
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
ENGL 2311 Technical Communications 3
Elective Life & Physical Sciences3 4
Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences5 3
Elective Language, Philosophy, & Culture6 3
Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree Program Total 60 Credits

Footnotes

Note: The Associate of Arts in Teaching, AAT will meet Generalist, Bilingual and ESL certifications for both EC-6 and 4-8.  The courses required for the AAT meet the lower-division requirements for these certifications.  When there are options given for a core requirement or elective in the AAT, please check transfer institution degree requirements to ensure which course is applicable as it may be different depending on transfer institution.

  1.  MATH 1314 is a prerequisite or placement by testing, for MATH 1350 and MATH 1351. See an advisor to determine additional or other math courses required for transfer credit to specific 4-year institutions.
  2. Students must also complete a total of 32 hours of observation to meet state field experience requirements in EDUC 1301 (16 hours) and EDUC 2301 (16 hours). Successful completion of a background check is required to observe in EC-12 school campuses. Individual school districts and/or school campuses will conduct background checks for LSC students before being approved to observe at the schools.
  3. Choose from the Life & Physical Sciences in the Core Requirements for the AA Associate of Arts.  The following courses are recommended for transfer to a university:BIOL 1406 OR BIOL 1408; CHEM 1405; GEOL 1403, or PHYS 1410.  Verify requirements at transfer institution to ensure course is applicable to desired degree.
  4. Choose from the Creative Arts in the Core Requirements for the AA Associate of Arts.  The following courses are recommended for transfer to a university: ARTS 1301, ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304; DRAM 1310, or MUSI 1306. Verify requirements at transfer institution to ensure course is applicable to desired degree.
  5. Choose from the Social/Behavioral Sciences  in the Core Requirements for the AA Associate of Arts.  The following courses are recommended for transfer to a university: PSYC 2301; GEOG 1303, or ECON 2301. Verify requirements at transfer institution to ensure course is applicable to desired degree.
  6. Choose from the Language, Philosophy, & Culture in the Core Requirements for the AA Associate of Arts. The following courses are recommended for transfer to a university: ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333 or ENGL 2341 (with a theme of children's literature preferred). Verify requirements at transfer institution to ensure course is applicable to desired degree.

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Program Details

Students interested in acquiring knowledge and skills in the field of Education can take the courses offered in our Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Program.  Courses within the program align with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards. The degree plan satisfies the core requirements for baccalaureate programs at four-year institutions that lead to initial Texas teacher certification.

Field experiences are an integral part of becoming a professional teacher.  Courses that are field-based require outside classroom time for observation and experiential learning in Texas Education Agency accredited schools.

If you are seeking initial teacher certification in Texas you must contact an approved educator preparation program. If you are seeking initial educational aide certification, you must obtain a recommendation from a Texas school district.

Associate of Arts Degree

An Associate of Arts is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year college/university that is not math or science oriented. Examples of this type of four-year degree are: Business, Liberal Arts, History, Speech, Music, Education, Criminal Justice, etc.

 

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