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.

You should 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

 

 

Degree Requirements

I. General Education:
Statewide general education core

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 C-BASE, and to address level and area of teacher preparation.

* EDU 235 Technology for Teachers fulfills the computer literacy requirement of the 42-hour general education core.
42 credit hours*
   
II. Life Skills  
SKL101 College Orientation 1 credit hour
   
III. Statewide Required Teacher Education Core Courses:  
EDU 220 Foundations of Education
EDU 225 Teaching Profession with Field Experience
EDU 235 Technology for Teachers
EDU 245 Educational Psychology
3 credit hours
3 credit hours**
3 credit hours
3 credit hours
 
Total Required Core Courses 12 credit hours
   
** EDU 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 credit hour
   
V. Electives:  
Electives or other institutional requirements
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 C-BASE, and planned level and area of teacher preparation.
9 credit hours
   
Total Required Hours for AAT Degree 62 credit hours
   
IV. Other Requirements:  
1. Students must achieve an overall GPA of 2.75.
2. Students must achieve a minimum score of 235 on each section of the C-BASE.
3. Students must achieve an aveage GPA of 2.75 or better in all Required Teacher Education Core Courses with no EDU course grade below a C.
4. Four-year transfer institutions may have additional requirements including higher GPA or C-BASE 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.
 

 

Suggested Curriculum
     
First Semester  
HST 105 American History to 1865 3
LAL 101 Composition I 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
SPK 101 Public Speaking I 3
MTH 140 College Algebra 3
SKL 101 College Orientation 1
    16
     
Second Semester  
EDU 220 Foundations of Education 3
LAL 102 Exposition 3
PSY 205 Human Lifespan Development 3
ART 101 Art Survey and Appreciation or  
  other Humanities elective 3
Elective   3
    15
     
Third Semester  
EDU 225 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 3
EDU 235 Technology for Teachers 3
BIO 101 Biology (1) 4
MUS 102 Music Appreciation or  
  other Humanities elective 3
LAL 252 Children's Literature for the Elementary Teacher or  
  other Literature course for Secondary Education 3
    16
     
Fourth Semester  
EDU 245 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 295 Education Capstone 1
PHY 120 Foundations of Chemistry (2) 5
ECN 101 Macroeconomics 3
MTH 160 Elementary Statistics or  
  Elective 3
    15
     
NOTE:    
(1) Any Biological Science with lab  
(2) Any Physical Science with lab  

 

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