Teaching - Grades 7 to 12, Associate of Arts in Teaching

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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Transfer Path
EDUC 1301Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
EDUC 2301Introduction to Special Populations3
Content area teaching fields/academic disciplines6
Total Credits12

Students must complete the 42-hour (SCH) core in the following areas: Communications (010); Mathematics (020); Life and Physical Science (030); Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040); Creative Arts (050); American History (060); Government/Political Science (070); Behavioral and Social Sciences (080); and Component Area Option (090) as outlined in the Core Curriculum 

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)
Select two of the following:6
Composition I (required)
Composition II
Technical and Business Writing
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.