Associate of Arts in Teaching - Moberly Area Community College
 

Associate of Arts in Teaching


All Missouri community colleges offer the same Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree option for students who want to transfer to a 4-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree in teacher education. Most public and private 4-year colleges and universities have agreed to articulate the AAT with their bachelor's degree programs.

The AAT curriculum is based on MO-Step standards and mid-preparation benchmarks approved by the Missouri Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). This common curriculum ensures that you will meet the competencies identified by DESE at the completion of the second year of postsecondary education.

DESE is currently in the process of updating the requirements for certification including the assessments required for Teacher Certification. The requirements of the AAT are under review by a statewide committee and may change as a result of new requirements. For updated information contact the Coordinator of the Teacher Education

Students are strongly encouraged to consult an advisor and the transfer institution prior to enrolling in courses to ensure that all selected courses will transfer.

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Instructions for Required Background Check

 

Academic Map

 

 

Semester Hours Milestone
First Semester (Fall)
   
 American History to 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
3  
 ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 ^College Algebra 3  MTH140
 General Psychology 3  PSY101
 College Orientation 1  SKL101
 Public Speaking 3  
  16  
 
Second Semester (Spring)
   
 ^Foundations of Education 3  EDU220
 ^Technology for Teachers 3  
 Elective*** 3  
 ^Composition II 3  
 ^Human Lifespan Development 3  
  15  
 
Third Semester (Fall)
   
 Biology (or other BIO science with lab)** 4  
 ^Teaching Professions with Field Experience 3  
 ^Educational Psychology 3  
 Children's Literature for the Elementary Teacher or
 other Literature course for Secondary Education
3  
 Music Appreciation or other Humanities 3  
  16  
 
Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
 Art Survey and Appreciation I or other Humanities 3  
 ^Education Capstone 1  
 Elective*** 3  
 Elective*** 3  
 ^Foundations of Chemistry (or other PHY science with lab)** 5  
  15  
 
Total Hours for Degree 62  

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Both the Biological Science and the Physical Science courses must have a lab.

***Electives
ECN101 Macroeconomics
GEO101 World Geography I or
GEO102 World Geography II

Other – Transfer Institutions may have specific requirements. You should be in contact with any institution to which you might transfer.

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

 

 

Degree Requirements

I. General Education
Statewide general education core1........................................................42 hours

General education credits should be carefully selected with the help of an advisor whenever possible to meet degree requirements and prerequisites, to prepare for the MoGEA, and to address level and area of teacher preparation.

1EDU 235 Technology for Teachers fulfills the computer literacy requirement of the 42-hour general education core.

 

II. Life Skills
SKL101 College Orientation ................................................................1 hour

 

III. Statewide Required Teacher Education Core Courses
EDU 220 Foundations of Education ..................................................3 hours
EDU 225 Teaching Profession w/ Field Experience .......................3 hours
EDU 235 Technology for Teachers2 ..................................................3 hours
EDU 245 Educational Psychology ......................................................3 hours
Total Required Core Courses ..............................................................12 hours

2EDU 235 Technology for Teachers replaces (but is not replaced by) CIT 101 Computer Essentials in the 42-hour general education block.

 

IV. MACC Required Teacher Education Core Courses
EDU 295 Education Capstone..............................................................1 hour

 

V. Electives
Electives or other institutional requirements ......................................6 hours

Electives may be selected from education electives, content areas or any other courses. They should be carefully selected with the help of an advisor to meet degree requirements, prerequisites, preparation for the MoGEA, and planned level and area of teacher preparation.

Total Required Hours for AAT Degree ..................................................62 hours

 

IV. Other Requirements

  1. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  2. Students must achieve a minimum score on the MoGEA as determined by the College.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average and earn a grade of “C” or better in all required Teacher Education core courses.
  4. Four-year transfer institutions may have additional requirements including higher grade point average or MoGEA scores. 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.
 

 

Resource Links:

DESE

MoSTEP Standards

 

For more information contact:

Robert L. Williams II

Coordinator of Teacher Education

101 College Avenue

Moberly, MO 65270

660-263-4110 x11630