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.
|First Semester (Fall)
| American History to 1865 or
Functions & Policies of American Government
|Second Semester (Spring)
|^Foundations of Education||3||EDU220|
|^Technology for Teachers||3|
|^Human Lifespan Development||3|
|Third Semester (Fall)
|Biology (or other BIO science with lab)**||4|
|^Teaching Professions with Field Experience||3|
| Children's Literature for the Elementary Teacher or
other Literature course for Secondary Education
|Music Appreciation or other Humanities||3|
|Fourth Semester (Spring)
|Art Survey and Appreciation I or other Humanities||3|
|^Foundations of Chemistry (or other PHY science with lab)**||5|
|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.
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).
I. General Education
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
III. Statewide Required Teacher Education Core Courses
IV. MACC Required Teacher Education Core Courses
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
For more information contact:
Robert L. Williams II
Coordinator of Teacher Education
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270