Associate of Arts in Teaching: 8-12, EC-12

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

This degree prepares future teachers to guide eighth to 12th grade students. Students enjoy small, hands-on classes, observations in the COM Child Development Lab School and teaching practicums at local schools.

Suggested Study Plan

Semester 1

Course Name
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
HIST 2301
or HIST 1301
TEXAS HISTORY
or U.S. HISTORY I
3
PHED Elective PHED Elective 1
SPCH 1315 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
EDUC 1301 INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION 3
COSC 1301
or BCIS 1305
MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS
or BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
3

Semester 2

Course Name
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3
HIST 1302 U.S. HISTORY II 3
MATH 1314 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3
EDUC 2301 INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL POPULATIONS 3
Fine Arts Select from Core Curriculum 3

Semester 3

Course Name
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3
Natural Science Select from Core Curriculum, except for CHEM 1419 and PHYS 1410 4
Content Area Elective 3
Content Area Elective 3

Semester 4

Course Name
Humanities Select from Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3
Natural Science Select from Core Curriculum, except for CHEM 1419 and PHYS 1410 4
Content Area Elective 3

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements: https://tea.texas.gov

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Associates of Arts in Teaching degree prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation”:
https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program, with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.

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