2020-2021 Catalog Vol. 81 
    
    Nov 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog Vol. 81

Teaching, AAT


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Option A and Option B: This degree prepares students by providing the academic foundation necessary to successfully transfer and pursue baccalaureate degrees in education that lead to initial Texas teacher certification. A degree in education prepares students for successful careers in the classroom as they study teaching and learning for a variety of environments and levels. Option A is for the following grades: Early Childhood to 6 grade; grades 4-8 or Early Childhood – to 12th grade in Special Education. Option B is for grades 7-12 or Early Childhood – 12 for fields other than Special Education.

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree is a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approved collegiate degree program consisting of lower division (Community College) courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that prepare students for initial Texas teacher certification. Blinn College offers both of the AAT curricula that transfer into the following senior college/university grade-level certification degree plans:

  • EC-Grade 6; Grades 4-8; and EC-Grade 12 (for Special Education)
  • Grades 7-12, EC-Grade 12 (content areas other than Special Education)

The AAT degree at Blinn College includes the 42-hour core component that is common to the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees already offered by the College and additional course work specific to each certification area. For more information contact a college counselor.

Note: Complete CORE curriculum and either OPTION A or B

Core Component: 42 Credit Hours


Communication: 6 Credit Hours


Must see Advisor for specific course options

Choose Two (2):

Mathematics: 3 Credit Hours


(MATH 1314  College Algebra or higher, excludes MATH 1332 )
++SEE NOTE++

MATH 1314  will fulfill Blinn College AAT requirements, but may or may not fulfill some universities’ College of Education degree plan

Overflow hours from Mathematics and/or Life and Physical Sciences can be applied to the Component Area Option.

Choose One (1):

Life and Physical Sciences: 6 Credit Hours


Must see Advisor for specific course options

Overflow hours from Mathematics and/or Life and Physical Sciences can be applied to the Component Area Option.

Choose Two (2):

Language, Philosophy, Culture: 3 Credit Hours


Must see Advisor for specific course options

Choose One (1):

American History: 6 Credit Hours


Must see Advisor for specific course options

Choose Two (2):

Government/Political Science: 6 Credit Hours


Component Area Option: 6 Credit Hours


Overflow hours from Mathematics and/or Life and Physical Sciences can be applied to the Component Area Option.

Choose two (2) Courses equaling 6 hours unless overflow hours from Life and Physical Sciences / Mathematics are used:

General Academic Requirements for Option A: 18 Credit Hours


Future Teaching Interest Early Childhood (EC) to Grade 6; or Grades 4-8; or EC-Grade 12 Special Ed.

Physical Lab Science: 6 Credit Hours


  • Additional Science beyond the Core Curriculum

General Electives for Option B: 18 Credit Hours


Future Teaching Interest Grades 7-12; or EC-Grade 12 other than Special Education

Total Hours for Degree [Core + Option A]: 60 Credit Hours


Total Hours for Degree [Core + Option B]: 60 Credit Hours


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