Associate of Arts in Teaching

To obtain an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree, students must successfully complete 60‐64 hours of college credit. Courses taken to satisfy AAT degree requirements must have a "C" or better in order to transfer to most four‐year universities. Successful completion of 15 degree credits as a regular student at the College and satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the College are required for graduation.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education policy requires that in order to receive an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree to transfer to a state 4‐year college, students must have a 2.65 GPA or higher and pass the Praxis I exam.

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree curriculum is mandated by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to be standardized at all two‐year colleges in Arkansas. However, four‐year colleges and universities may have different requirements so please check with the college/university to which the student intends to transfer for specific degree requirements. Students planning to transfer to a specific four‐year institution should provide their A&S advisor with a degree plan from that institution as curriculum requirements may differ at each college.

Associate of Arts in Teaching Curriculum
English (9 credit hours) Prerequisites
ENGL 1113 Composition I Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 1013
ENGL 1213 Composition II Composition I
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 1023
  Choose One  
ENGL 2213 World Literature I OR Composition II
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 2113
ENGL 2223 World Literature II Composition II
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 2123
       
Communications (3 credit hours)  
COMM 2113 Oral Communication Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = SPCH 1003
       
Mathematics (9 credit hours)  
MATH 1143 College Algebra Intermediate Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MATH 1103
MATH 1213 Math for Elementary and Middle Schools I College Algebra
MATH 1223 Math for Elementary and Middle Schools II Math for Elem & Middle Schools I
       
Humanities (3 credit hours)  
  Choose One  
HUMN 2113 Humanities: Art OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ATRA 1003
HUMN 2123 Humanities: Music OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MUSC 1003
HUMN 2133 Humanities: Theater Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = DRAM 1003
       
Life/Physical Science (8 credit hours)  
BIOL 1124 Introduction to Biology Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = BIOL 1004
PHYC 1134 Introduction to Physical Science Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PHSC 1004
       
Social Science (9 credit hours)  
GOVT 2113 American National Government Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PLSC 2003
  Choose One  
HIST 1113 Civilization through 16th Century OR  
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 1213
HIST 1123 Civilization since 16th Century  
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 1223
  Choose One  
HIST 2113 U.S. History through 1865 OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 2113
HIST 2123 U.S. History since 1865 OR Academic Reading/Basic Writing
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HIST 2123
     
Education Requirements (6 credit hours)  
EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education Composition I
EDUC 2123 Instructional Technology Comp I & either FIT or Keyboard Exam
   
Required Electives (6 credit hours)  
HIST 2143 Arkansas History 3 hours of college‐level history
PSYC 1113 General Psychology Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PSYC 1103
       
P-4 Requirements (7 credit hours) (P‐4 AAT Majors Only)  
GEOG 1113 Geography Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = GEOG 1103
EDUC 2223 Child Growth and Adolescent Development Academic Reading
PHYS 1221 Life Fitness Academic Reading
Optional Recommended Elective (3 credit hours)‐DATA 1123 Fundamentals of Information Technology
       
Middle School Requirements  
       
Option 1-Math/Science Specialty (6-7 credit hours)  
MATH 2153 Plane Trigonometry College Algebra
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = MATH 1203
GEOG 1113 Geography OR Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = GEOG 1103
PHYC 1114 Earth Science Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = PHSC 1104
Optional Directed Science Elective (3-4 credit hours)  
Option 2‐Language Arts/Social Studies Specialty (9 credit hours)
ENGL 2313 American Literature I OR Composition II
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 2653
ENGL 2323 American Literature II Composition II
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = ENGL 2663
GEOG 1113 Geography Academic Reading
ACTS Equivalent Course Number = GEOG 1103
       
Required 3 hour Language Arts/Social Studies Elective
       

WHERE SPECIFIC TRANSFER PLANS/AGREEMENTS REQUIRE CERTAIN COURSES/HOURS, SUBSTITUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO MEET THOSE REQUIREMENTS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE DIVISION CHAIR.

Some courses may not be offered each semester. Students should meet with their A&S academic advisor or the A&S Division Chair for more information about course offerings.