Associate of Arts in Teaching - AAT

Associate of Arts in Teaching - AAT

The Associate of Arts in Teaching is a state-approved collegiate degree program consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification


Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 3
BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (Lab) 1
Semester 2
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST 1302 United States History II OR
HIST 2301 Texas History 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics OR
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
CHEM Elective Chemical Lab Science 4
Semester 3


Semester 1
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
ENGL Elective English Literature Elective 3
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I 3
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
Elective Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Semester 2
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II 3
Elective Elective Creative Arts Elective 3
Elective Elective Physical Lab Science Elective 4
Semester 3


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
**Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.


The student must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA on sixty (60) total college-level semester hours, must complete a minimum eighteen (18) hours of coursework at Houston Community College, must complete TSI requirement unless exempt, and must have an application to graduate on le in the Registrar’s of ce in order to graduate. Be aware that some four-year institutions require a minimum 2.50 or higher for entrance into the teacher preparation program. Check with the transfer institution for specific requirements.

A. Chemical Lab Science:May choose from: CHEM 1405, 1411    
B. English Literature: May choose from: ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2342, or 2343
C. Social & Behavioral Science: May choose from: GEOG 1303; PSYC 2301; TECA 1354  
D. Creative Arts: May choose from: ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1301; MUSI 1306, 1310.
E. Physical Lab Science: May choose from: ASTR 1403, 1404; GEOL 1403, 1404; PHYS 1401 or higher, ANTH 2301, 2101 (lecture & lab)

Bilingual certification also requires SPAN 2311-2312 (SPAN 2311 has course prerequisites).
Some four-year schools have course preferences. Check with the transfer institution before selecting courses.
If a student has already taken core curriculum courses differing from the designated AAT courses above, then the student should follow the AA degree plan and the specific university’s transfer plan leading to teacher certification.