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