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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.

For updated information regarding the AAT degree, please contact Robert Williams, Teacher Education Program Coordinator, at ext. 11630.

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.

 

Instructions for Required Background Check

 

Academic Map

 

 

  Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 HST105 or
 HST106 or
 PSC105
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH140 or
 MTH142 or
 MTH150
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning or
 ^Precalculus
3  MTH140 or
 MTH142 or
 MTH150
 PSY101  General Psychology 3  PSY101
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 EDU220  ^Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society 3  EDU220
 EDU235  ^Educational Technology 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
 MUS102   Music Appreciation or other Humanities 3  
 PSY205  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  
    15  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
 BIO101  Biology (or other BIO science with lab)** 4  
 EDU225  ^Teaching Professions with Field Experience 3  
 EDU233 or
 EDU242
 ^Multicultural Education or
 ^Education of Exceptional Learners
3  
 EDU245  ^Educational Psychology 3  
 LAL252  Children's Literature for the Elementary Teacher or
 other Literature course for Secondary Education
3  
    16
 
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
 ART101  Art Survey and Appreciation I or other Humanities 3  
 EDU295  ^Education Capstone 1  
   Elective*** 3  
   Elective*** 3  
 PHY101  ^Foundations of Physical Science (or other PHY science with lab)** 4-5  
    14-15  
 
  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.

**The AAT degree requires a student to complete a minimum of 9 credit hours in science. In addition, the science courses must represent each discipline (BIO and PHY), and both science courses must include a lab.

***Suggested 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 Educational Technology 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 in a Diverse Society ................................................3 hours
EDU 225 Teaching Profession w/ Field Experience .........................................................3 hours
EDU233 Multicultural Education  or
EDU242 Education of Exceptional Learners......................................................................3 hours
EDU 235 Educational Technology2 .....................................................................................3 hours
EDU 245 Educational Psychology .......................................................................................3 hours
Total Required Core Courses ............................................................................................15 hours

2EDU 235 Educational Technology 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 .........................................62-63 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

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is intended for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.  Completion of the AS degree requires a minimum of 64 credit hours of approved courses.

The AS degree differs from the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in the level of mathematics and science coursework that is required. Students meeting the prerequisites for MTH 150 (Precalculus) or MTH201 (Analytic Geometry & Calculus I) in their first semester can expect to complete the AS degree in four semesters. Students requiring additional math preparation prior to MTH150 will require additional semesters to complete the degree.

 

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, 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. Finally, 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.

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
  History or Government 3  
LAL101  ^Composition I 3 LAL101 
MTH201 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5 MTH201
SKL101 College Orientation 1 SKL101
SPK101 Public Speaking 3  
    15  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
ECN101 or
ECN102
Macroeconomics or
Microeconomics
3  
LAL102 ^Composition II 3  
MTH202 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5 MTH202
PHY121 ^General Chemistry I 5  
    16  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective 3  
MTH203 ^Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 5  
PHY201 ^Engineering Physics I 5  
    16  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Engineering Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective 3  
PHY202 ^Engineering Physics II 5  
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    17  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

*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.

**Shaded courses must be completed in the sequence indicated. Failure to complete these courses in the appropriate sequence will result in extension of time to complete the AS degree. In particular, failure to complete MTH 201 (with a C or above) by the end of the second semester will result in an extension of time to completion of the AS degree of a full year.

^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).

 

Transfer Institutions

The majority of students enrolled in our AS degree program plan to transfer to engineering programs at either Missouri S&T or the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since specific program requirements vary based on engineering discipline and transfer institution, all students are encouraged to connect with academic advisors at their intended transfer institution early in the program.

Missouri S&T

Engineering Degree Programs offered at S&T

         Elective Course Transfer Guide

Information for Transfer Students

University of Missouri (College of Engineering)

Degree Programs offered at MU

         Elective Course Transfer Guide

Information for Prospective Students 

 

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Patti Cole
Associate of Science/STEM Coordinator
601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 216
Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 234-1067 x12107

 

Associate of Arts - General Studies

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, 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. Finally, 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.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
   
   Core Elective
3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
   ^Mathematics 3  Math
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   Core Elective
3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
    15-17  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
    15-17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Elective 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts
3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
    18  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*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. 

^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).

Associate of Arts - Health Science (Pre-OTA)

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, 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. Finally, 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.

Visit our Occupational Therapy Assistant program page for more information on admission criteria.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 BIO205****  Human Anatomy** 4  BIO205
 LAL101****  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH100****  ^Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 3  MTH100
 PSY101****  General Psychology 3  PSY101
 SKL101***  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 SPK101****  Public Speaking 3  SPK101
    17  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 BIO209****  ^Physiology** 4  BIO209
 HSC171****  Medical Terminology 3  HSC171
 ****  Social and Behavioral Science 3  HST or PSC
 PSY205****  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  PSY205
 SOC101***  Sociology    
    16  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Elective (BIO101 Biology - Recommended) 4  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
 MTH140 or
 MTH142 or
 MTH160
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning or
 ^Elementary Statistics
3  
 PHI152***  Introduction to Ethics 3  PHI152
   Humanities and Fine Arts
3  
    16  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Elective (^BIO206 Microbiology - Recommended) 4  
   Elective (^MTH160 Elementary Statistics - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Physical Science (^PHY121 General Chemistry I - Recommended) 5  
    15  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*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. 

**Anatomy and Physiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the program.

^Please refer to the 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).

***Directed Electives (complete one with a "C" or better to meet the required pre-entry course requirement):

CIT101 Computer Essentials or
PHI152 Introduction to Ethics or
SKL101 College Orientation or
SOC101 Sociology (Recommended)

****Required Pre-Entry Courses (Prior to beginning the OTA Program in January, students must successfully complete the required general education courses with a “C” or better and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher in the required general education coursework.)

Associate of Arts - Social/Behavioral Science

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, 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. Finally, 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.

Math Pathways Information

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
   Core Elective
3  
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
   ^Mathematics 3  Math
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
    15-17  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
   Biological or Physical Science 3-5  
   Humanities and Fine Arts
3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    15-17  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
   Core Elective 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3  
    18  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 64  

 

*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. 

^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). 

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