Associate of Arts in Teaching
What is the Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) program?
The A.A.T. Degree Program Texas Teacher Certification: EC-6, 4-8, EC-12 Special Education targets individuals who have a desire to enter the field of education as a teacher, school administrator, counselor, or some aspect of the child/adolescent development. The A.A.T. is fully transferable to all Texas public universities which offer applicable Baccalaureate Degrees leading to initial teacher certification. Students should check with the college department, the transfer center, or the university to which they plan to transfer for additional information.
What will I learn?
Our majors are prepared for careers in a variety of areas: teaching and coaching, athletic training, personal training, recreation specialist, physical and occupational therapy and a host of other health professions.
What can I do with this course of study?
Pursue a career as a teacher, school administrator, counselor, or some aspect of child/adolescent development.
What's special about the program?
The student is encouraged to carefully examine requirements at the transfer institution. Requirements vary from institution to institution and can change from one year to the next.
National Criminal History Check for Applicant for the Teaching Certification
TEA conducts a national criminal history check on all applicants for certification. Texas Education Code (TEC) §22.0831 states "The board shall review the national criminal history record information of a person who has not previously submitted fingerprints to the department or been subject to a national criminal history record information review."
Diane Gavin, Ph.D.
MLK Center for Health Professions, 230V