Degree information for all A.A.T. degree seekers
The Associates in Arts Teaching (A.A.T.) degree 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, must achieve minimum scores on each section of the MoGEA, and earn a minimum 2.75 GPA.
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. For a complete list of education courses, refer to the Education section of the Course Descriptions.
Associate in Arts Teaching Degree
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|COLL 100 First Year Seminar||1|
|GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS|
|American Institutions: (2 courses, one must be HIST)|
|HIST 120, 121, POLS 135, 136||6|
|COMM 100 or COMM 102||3|
|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||3|
|HIST/HUMN 133 or 134||3|
|Natural Sciences: (2 courses, 1 Biological and 1 Physical)|
|BIOL (Must include laboratory)||5|
|CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, or PHYS (Must include laboratory)||4-5|
|Social Sciences: (PSYC 140 plus one other area of study)|
|PSYC 140 and||3|
|PSYC 240 Child Psychology or||3|
|PSYC 243 Human Lifespan Development or||3|
|PSYC 245 Adolescent Psychology or||3|
|GEOG 105 World Geography or||3|
|ECON 210 Macroeconomics||3|
|TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS||42-46|
|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: Working closely with both campus advisors and MCC education faculty is imperative when selecting electives. Electives will vary based on transfer institution and four-year degree plan. Additionally there are elective courses that will be extremely beneficial for passing the MoGEA exam.||8|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED||63-67|
- All courses must be at least 100 level or higher
- Courses can only be used once to meet degree requirements
- Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.75
- Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 for Education courses.
- Students must achieve minimum scores on each section of the MoGEA.
- We 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. Students are encouraged to work closely with an advisor from the receiving institution so that they may understand and prepare to meet all entrance requirements.