Degree information for all A.A.T. degree seekers
The Associates in Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) is a pre-professional degree that prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university offering a Bachelor's Degree in Teacher Education.
The A.A.T. is a state-wide approved program and when completed in its entirety meets the first 2 years certification requirements for individuals pursuing either an early childhood, elementary or secondary education degree.
In order to receive the degree of A.A.T., students must complete the required courses below, obtain at least state required scores on the MoGEA, and earn a minimum 2.75 GPA.
Because requirements may vary, students should consult the School of Education at the four-year transfer institution. In addition to verifying specific university minimums, education students should explore which elective courses will be accepted.
A 3.0 GPA total is required in all education classes. Because requirements may vary, students should consult the School of Education at the four-year transfer institution.
In addition to verifying specific university minimums, education students should explore which elective courses will be accepted. We also recognize that four-year transfer institutions may have additional requirements including higher GPA, higher MoGEA scores or additional courses that could be taken at the community college level.
All education courses are open to both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students.
Associate in Arts Teaching Degree
|General Education Requirements|
|American Institutions: (2 courses, one must be HIST)|
|HIST 120||United States History to 1865||3|
|HIST 121||United States History Since 1865||3|
|POLS 136||introduction to U. S. National Politics||3|
|ENGL 101||Composition and Reading I||3|
|ENGL 102||Composition and Reading II||3|
|Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communication
|MATH 119: Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling or higher||3-5|
|Humanities: (3 courses, 3 areas of study, 1 course must be Lit. or Phil.)|
|Art History or ART 108, HUMN, Literature, MUSI 108, PHIL, THEA 106, HIST/HUMN 133 or 134||9|
|Natural Sciences: (2 courses, 1 Biological and 1 Physical)|
|BIOL (Must include laboratory)||4-6|
|CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, or PHYS (Must include laboratory)||3-5|
|Social Sciences: (PSYC 140 plus one other area of study)|
|PSYC 140||General Psychology||3|
|Child Psychology or
Human Lifespan Development or
Adolescent Psychology or
World Geography or
|Total General Education Courses||40-47|
|EDUC 200||Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society||3|
|EDUC 201||Teaching Profession with Field Experience||3|
|EDUC 270||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 280||Educational Technology||3|
Electives: (courses must be numbered 100 or higher)
|Total Credit Hours Required||60-67|