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Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.)

Mission Statement

The Mission Weatherford College Education Program is to provide quality background knowledge and skills needed for preparing future teachers to become professional, effective educators who will positively impact the lives of future students. By understanding their roles, responsibilities, and strategies for classroom tasks and management, students will be prepared to meet the expectations of meeting the educational needs of learners in their communities. 

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree is a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved collegiate degree program consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to a baccalaureate program that leads to initial Texas teacher certification. The Education Department has advising sheets that state courses required/preferred by area universities.

In order to be eligible to receive the A.A.T. degree, a student must:

1.  Complete a minimum of 61 hours including all of the required courses listed.
2.  Earn a grade of “C” or better in English 1301; Speech 1311; and EDUC 1301 and EDUC 2301.
3.  Earn a GPA of at least 2.00. (Universities often require a GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 for admission to the Teacher Education Program related to earning a bachelor’s degree and meeting state certification requirements.)
4.  Meet all TSI test requirements.
5.  Pass a background check as required for the program courses.

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact Shannon Stoker at