Teaching - Grades 7 to 12, 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.

The 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: $42,0131

Elementary school teachers: $59,4861

Middle school teachers: $59,4571

High school (secondary) teachers: $60,3691

Campuses

Central Campus

Generation Park Campus

North Campus

South Campus 

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 AAT 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.

Students enrolling into San Jacinto College programs with external learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, cooperative, etc.) will be required to comply with the immunization requirements and policies of the clinical/external learning sites to engage in all clinical/external learning experiences. Vaccination requirements at clinical/external learning sites are implemented pursuant to the independent authority of such facilities and are not mandated by San Jacinto College. Failure to meet the immunization requirements mandated by clinical/external learning sites may limit a student’s ability to complete the program and/or may delay the student’s graduation date. San Jacinto College does not process exemptions, and students should address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the clinical/external learning site.

Plan of Study (Degree Plan)

1TEACH7-12

Transfer Path
Total 18 semester credit hours (SCH) including:18
Introduction to the Teaching Profession
Introduction to Special Populations
Other content area courses depending on specialty and university requirements.
Total Credits18

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum: 42 SCH of Core courses including EDUC 1100 Learning Framework/PSYC 1100 Learning Framework.

Communication (010)
Select two of the following courses for 6 SCH:6
Composition I
Composition II
Technical and Business Writing
Mathematics (020)
If you select a 4 SCH MATH course, the overflow hour may be accounted for in the Component Area Option of the Core or in the Transfer Path.
Select one of the following courses for 3 SCH: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)
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Pre-Calculus Math
Calculus I
Calculus II
Life and Physical Sciences (030)
Labs for the sciences courses may be accounted for in the Component Area Option.
Select two of the following courses for 6 SCH: 26
Biology for Science Majors I (lecture)
Biology for Science Majors II (lecture)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lecture) 3
Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture) 4
Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture) 4
Introductory Chemistry I (lecture) 3
General Chemistry I (lecture)
General Chemistry II (lecture)
Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture) 3
Physical Geology (lecture)
Historical Geology (lecture)
College Physics I (lecture)
College Physics II (lecture)
University Physics I (lecture)
University Physics II (lecture)
Language, Philosophy and Culture (Humanities) (040)
Select one of the following courses for 3 SCH: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) (050)
Select one of the following courses for 3 SCH:3
Art Appreciation
Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)
Art History II (14th century to the present)
World Dance
Dance Appreciation
Introduction to Theater
Introduction to Cinema: Film Appreciation I
Music Appreciation
Music Literature
American Music
American History (060)
Select two of the following courses for 6 SCH:6
United States History I
United States History II
Texas History
Mexican American History I
Mexican American History II
African American History I
African American History II
Government/Political Science (070)
Select two of the following courses for 6 SCH:6
Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 5
Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 5
Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)
Select one of the following courses for 3 SCH: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 (090)
The following courses as well as courses not previously used from the other eight areas of the Core may be used to fulfill the Component Area Option requirement.
Select from the following courses for 6 SCH:6
Biology for Science Majors I (lab)
Biology for Science Majors II (lab)
Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab)
Biology for Non-Science Majors II (lab)
Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab)
Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab)
Introductory Chemistry I (lab)
General Chemistry I (lab)
General Chemistry II (lab)
Beginning Chinese I
Beginning Chinese II
Learning Framework
Learning Framework
Beginning French I
Beginning French II
Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lab)
Physical Geology (lab)
Historical Geology (lab)
Beginning German I
Beginning German II
Federal and Texas Constitutions
Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness
College Physics I (lab)
College Physics II (lab)
University Physics I (lab)
University Physics II (lab)
Beginning American Sign Language I
Beginning American Sign Language II
Beginning Spanish I
Beginning Spanish II
Introduction to Speech Communication
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Business and Professional Speech
Total Credits42

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.

History

Transfer Plans

  • UHCL, Teaching (7-12) History, BAUniversity of Houston - Clear LakeFull Time

    UHCL, Teaching (7-12) History MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Teaching AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHCL seeking a BA in UHCL, Teaching (7-12) History.

    Plan of Study Grid
    First Year
    First TermCredits
    EDUC 1100
    Learning Framework
    or Learning Framework
    1
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
     Credits13
    Second Term
    EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    PSYC 2301
    General Psychology
    or Introduction to Sociology
    3
    BIOL 1308
    BIOL 1108
    Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
    and Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab)
    4
     Credits16
    Second Year
    First Term
    HIST 2321 World Civilization I 3
    EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
    HIST 2301 Texas History 3
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
     Credits15
    Second Term
    HIST 2322 World Civilization II 3
    ARTS 1303 Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century) 3
    GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    GEOL 1301
    GEOL 1101
    Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
    and Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lab)
    4
     Credits16
     Total Credits60
  • UHCL, Teaching (7-12) History, BAUniversity of Houston - Clear LakePart Time

    UHCL, Teaching (7-12) History MAP

    For college-ready students seeking a Teaching AA at San Jacinto College, transferring to UHCL seeking a BA in UHCL, Teaching (7-12) History.

    Plan of Study Grid
    First Year
    First TermCredits
    EDUC 1100
    Learning Framework
    or Learning Framework
    1
    ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
    HIST 1301 United States History I 3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
     Credits10
    Second Term
    MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
    EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
    ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
     Credits9
    Second Year
    First Term
    HIST 1302 United States History II 3
    PSYC 2301
    General Psychology
    or Introduction to Sociology
    3
    BIOL 1308
    BIOL 1108
    Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
    and Biology for Non-Science Majors I (lab)
    4
     Credits10
    Second Term
    HIST 2321 World Civilization I 3
    EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
    HIST 2301 Texas History 3
     Credits9
    Third Year
    First Term
    GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal Constitution and Topics) 3
    ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    HIST 2322 World Civilization II 3
     Credits9
    Second Term
    ARTS 1303 Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century) 3
    GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography 3
    GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas Constitution and Topics) 3
    GEOL 1301
    GEOL 1101
    Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
    and Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lab)
    4
     Credits13
     Total Credits60

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