Teaching - Early Childhood to 6th Grade, Associate of Arts in Teaching

Shape the Next Generation

The world needs more teachers, perhaps more than any other profession. Unlike most career paths, teaching is a calling, one that takes a unique personality willing to listen to, learn from, and shape the students the teacher will have in his or her classroom. If you feel an internal pull toward this field, obtaining an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree from San Jacinto College is the best way to start.

Our AAT degree is transferable to Texas public universities and lays the initial foundation needed for a Texas teacher certifica­tion. Students will be exposed to the full spectrum of primary education and can specialize in teaching elementary, middle, or high school grade-level subjects. Students who complete the AAT will be required to meet any and all entrance requirements of the transferring university and the educator preparation program, including grade point averages and/or testing requirements.

  • EC-6 AAT– This degree pathway is for students who want to teach early childhood through 6th grade. Students will gain knowledge across multiple disciplines so that those certified under EC-6 will have the skills to teach reading, writing, math, science, and history. 
  • 7-12 History AAT – This degree pathway is for students who want to teach history in grade levels 7-12. 
  • 7-12 Life Science AAT- This degree pathway is for students who want to teach biology or other life science courses in grade levels 7-12. 
  • 7-12 ELA AAT- This degree pathway is for students who want to teach English Language Arts in grade levels 7-12. 

Career Information

Early childhood (preschool) teachers $35,2141

Elementary school teachers $58,2501

Middle school teachers $59,0921

High school (secondary) teachers $60,5661

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) is a collegiate degree program approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification. The AAT degree, as defined by THECB, is fully transferable to all Texas public universities. Because the AAT fulfills the requirements of the field of study curriculum statutes and THECB rules, all Texas public universities must accept the AAT curricula if they offer the applicable baccalaureate degrees leading to initial teacher certification.

Students who complete the AAT at San Jacinto College will be required to meet any and all entrance requirements of the receiving university and the educator preparation program, including grade point averages and/or testing requirements.

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1TEACH-EC6

Transfer Path
MATH 1350
MATH 1351
Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I)
and Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II) (or equivalent)
6
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
EDUC 2301Introduction to Special Populations3
Additional science beyond Life and Physical Science
Total Credits12
INSTITUTIONAL OPTION
Select one of the following:3
Learning Framework
Learning Framework
Academic elective (if successfully completed GUST 0305)
Select one of the following:3
Business Computer Applications
Integrated Software Applications I
Academic elective (if student passes the computer literacy exam)
CORE CURRICULUM
Communications
Select two of the following:6
Composition I (required)
Composition II
Technical and Business Writing
Mathematics
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Plane Trigonometry
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 1
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 1
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 1
Elementary Statistical Methods (Statistics) 2
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Pre-Calculus Math
Calculus I
Calculus II
Life and Physical Sciences (Natural Science)
Select two of the following: 36
Biology for Science Majors I (lecture)
Biology for Science Majors II (lecture)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 4
Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lecture) 4
Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture) 5
Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture) 5
Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) 4
General Chemistry I (lecture)
General Chemistry II (lecture)
Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 4
Physical Geology (lecture)
Historical Geology (lecture)
Environmental Science (lecture)
College Physics I (lecture)
College Physics II (lecture)
University Physics I (lecture)
University Physics II (lecture)
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities)
Select one of the following:3
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
World Literature I
World Literature II
Forms of Literature: Literature and Film
Mexican American Literature
Human Geography
World Civilization I
World Civilization II
Introduction to the Humanities I
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Creative Arts (Fine Arts)
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
Art History II (14th century to the present)
Dance Appreciation
Theater Appreciation
Film Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Music Literature
American Music
American History
Select two of the following:6
United States History I
United States History II
Texas History
Mexican American History I
Mexican American History II
Government/Political Science
Select two of the following:6
Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 6
Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Archaeology
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Political Science
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Minority Studies
Component Area Option
The Component Area Option includes the courses listed below as well as all other courses listed in the Core Curriculum that have not been used to fulfill a previous area of the Core. Select 6 semester credit hours (SCH) to fulfill this component. 76
Introduction to Speech Communication
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Business and Professional Speech
Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness
Beginning Chinese I
Beginning Chinese II
Beginning French I
Beginning French II
Beginning German I
Beginning German II
Beginning American Sign Language I
Beginning American Sign Language II
Beginning Spanish I
Beginning Spanish II
Total Credits48

If a student successfully completes San Jacinto College’s 42-hour Core Curriculum, that block of courses must be substituted for the receiving institution’s core curriculum. The receiving institution may not require a student to take additional Core Curriculum courses to meet the requirements of the core. Students who transfer without completing the Core Curriculum shall receive academic credit in the core curriculum of the receiving institution for each of the courses the student has successfully completed in the San Jacinto College Core Curriculum.

Students should plan Core Curriculum courses that would meet baccalaureate degree requirements at the four-year institution.

If you do not see your transfer school, please follow the Plan of Study. For more information, contact an Admissions Advisor. Please speak to an advisor at San Jacinto College and the transfer institution to ensure this Transfer Plan is accurate and complete.

Teaching, Early Childhood to 6th Grade

Transfer Plans

  • UH Main - Teaching EC6, BSUniversity of Houston - Main CampusFull Time

    UH Main - Teaching EC6 MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Teaching AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHM seeking a BS in UH Main - Teaching EC6.

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    Paying for college$3765

    Plan of Study Grid
    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits15
    Spring Term 1
    BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I) 3
    TECA 1311 Educating Young Children 3
     Credits16
    Fall Term 2
    CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II) 3
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
    TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
     Credits16
    Spring Term 2
    GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    GEOL 1303 Physical Geology (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
     Credits13
     Total Credits60
  • UH Main - Teaching EC6, BSUniversity of Houston - Main CampusPart Time

    UH Main - Teaching EC6 MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Teaching AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHM seeking a BS in UH Main - Teaching EC6.

    Available at

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    Paying for college$4215

    Plan of Study Grid
    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
     Credits9
    Spring Term 1
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits9
    Fall Term 2
    BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I) 3
    TECA 1311 Educating Young Children 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 2
    MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II) 3
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
    TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
     Credits9
    Fall Term 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
     Credits9
    Spring Term 3
    CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
     Credits7
    Fall Term 4
    GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    GEOL 1303 Physical Geology (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits7
     Total Credits60
  • UHCL - Teaching EC6, BSUniversity of Houston - Clear LakeFull Time

    UHCL - Teaching EC6 MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Teaching AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHCL seeking a BS in UHCL - Teaching EC6.

    Available at

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    Paying for college$3909

    Plan of Study Grid
    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits15
    Spring Term 1
    BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I) 3
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
     Credits16
    Fall Term 2
    CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II) 3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
     Credits16
    Spring Term 2
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
     Credits16
     Total Credits63
  • UHCL - Teaching EC6, BSUniversity of Houston - Clear LakePart Time

    UHCL - Teaching EC6 MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Teaching AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHCL seeking a BS in UHCL - Teaching EC6.

    Available at

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    Paying for college$4359

    Plan of Study Grid
    2018
    Fall Term 1Credits
    EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits9
    Spring Term 1
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I) 3
     Credits9
    Fall Term 2
    BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
    MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II) 3
     Credits10
    Spring Term 2
    BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
    EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
     Credits9
    Fall Term 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
     Credits9
    Spring Term 3
    ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
    GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lab) 1
    GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
     Credits10
    Fall Term 4
    CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry I (lab) 1
    CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) 3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
     Credits7
     Total Credits63

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