Associate of Arts in Teaching: EC-6

Associate of Arts Teaching – Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification EC-6

This degree prepares students to ignite the imaginations of the youngest learners. Students learn in hands-on classes with professors with years of experience teaching children.

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
Microcomputer Applications
or Business Computer Applications
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 U.S. History I
3
MATH 1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum 3

Semester 3

Course Name
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 4
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 3
HIST 1302 US History II 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

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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