Associate of Arts in Teaching: 4-8, EC-12 Special Education

Associate of Arts Teaching – Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification 4-8, EC-12 Special Education

This degree trains students to spark a love of learning in fourth through eighth grade students or special-needs children in any grade. Students train in small, hands-on classes and conduct observations in the COM Child Development Lab School and local school districts.

Suggested Study Plan

Semester 1

Course Name
EDUC 1300
or PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
COSC 1301
or BCIS 1305
Introduction to Computing
or Business
3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1

Semester 2

Course Name
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST 2301
or HIST 1301
Texas History
or US History I
3
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum 3

Semester 3

Course Name
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 4
Social/Behavioral Science Select from Core Curriculum 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History II 3
Elective 3

Semester 4

Course Name
Language, Philosophy and Culture Select from Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 4
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
Elective 3

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