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 the Missouri Teacher Standards 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.
For more information contact:
Robert L. Williams II
Coordinator of Teacher Education
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270
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.
When students complete an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree at MACC they will be able to: AAT-program-outcomes. This is our program promise.
This academic map is based upon the AAT degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. It is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.
AAT Graduation Requirements:
Additional Graduation Requirement
Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.
This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.
|Complete all three courses below (9 credit hours):|
*If a student does not place directly into LAL101 Composition I, optional pathways are available based on placement.
**English (LAL) courses with numbers from 000-099 do not satisfy the AAT degree requirements.
|Complete one Math Course below (minimum of 3 credit hours):|
*If a student does not place directly into one of the required courses above, optional Math Pathways are available based on placement.
**Please see your advisor regarding the appropriate math course for your degree and transfer institution.
|One of the following courses is required to fulfill the state’s history/Constitution requirement (3 credit hours):|
|HST105||American History to 1865||3|
|HST105H (Honors)||American History to 1865||3|
|HST106||American History from 1865||3|
|HST106H (Honors)||American History from 1865||3|
|PSC105||Introduction to American Government||3|
|Complete both courses below (6 credit hours):|
|PSY205||Human Lifespan Development||3|
The AAT degree requires a student to complete a minimum of 7 credit hours in science. In addition, the science courses must represent each discipline (BIO and PHY), and one of the science courses must include a lab.
|Complete one Literature course and two Humanities courses (minimum of 9 credit hours):|
|LAL252||Children’s Literature for the Elementary Teacher or|
other Literature course for Secondary Education
|ART101||Art Survey and Appreciation I or other Humanities||3|
|MUS102||Music Appreciation or other Humanities||3|
|Complete all of the Education courses below (17 credit hours):|
|EDU220||Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society||3|
|EDU225||Teaching Professions with Field Experience||3|
|Multicultural Education or|
Education of Exceptional Learners
|Complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of electives:|
(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. Transfer Institutions may have specific elective requirements. You should be in contact with any institution to which you might transfer.)
|World Geography I or|
World Geography II
|Early Childhood Education Electives|
|ECE110||Foundations of Early Care and Education||3|
|ECE120||Nutrition, Safety and Health||3|
|ECE130||Essential of Infant/Toddler Care||3|
|ECE140||Play as Learning||3|
You are required to have a background check on file with the Coordinator of Teacher Education at the beginning of the semester in which you are enrolled in EDU225. Copies of our background check must be offered to all schools you visit.
The Education Department uses the Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) for student background checks. If you think you are not already registered with the FCSR you will need to do so in order to request your background clearance. If you need to register with the FCSR for your background clearance, the fastest way to get your results is to register online. This will be a one-time registration so you will not be required to pay for future clearances. You will need your social security number and a valid debit or credit card in order to register.
A copy of your screening results will be mailed to you not to Moberly Area Community College. You must bring, fax, or email a copy of your letter to Robert Williams, Coordinator of Teacher Education. The coordinator’s fax number is 660-263-6400. **Your instructor may also request a copy for their files.**
You are responsible for buying an MACC lanyard and a plastic sleeve for your college ID. You should wear your ID at all times when visiting schools or working with PreK-12 students.