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

In order to certify to teach, can individual must earn a bachelor's degree. The Education Depart-
ment in BUSI has advising sheets that state courses required/preferred by area universities. The asterick (*) below indicates where this course selection is important.

(63 semester hours required to graduate)

Course # Course Name Hours
First Semester (15 Hours Total)
ENGL 1301 Freshman College English 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History I 3
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra or higher 3
Elective * Visual / Performing Arts - 3 hours from MUSI 1306, HUMA 1315,  ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1310 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Second Semester (16 Hours Total)
ENGL 1302 Freshman College English II 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History II 3
EDUC 2301 Introduction to the Special Populations 3
Science * PHYS 1415, PHYS 1417, or BIOL 1406 4
KINE 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport I 1

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Course # Course Name Hours
Third Semester (16 Hours Total)
Elective Sophomore English Literature 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
MATH 1350 Fundamentals of Mathematics I 3
Science * PHYS 1415, PHYS 1417, or BIOL 1406 4
  (See advisor in the Educ Dept for specific approved lab science courses)  
SPCH * Speech 1315 or 1321 3
Course # Course Name Hours
Fourth Semester (16 Hours Total)
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
MATH 1351 Fundamentals of Mathematics II 3
Elective * ECON 2301, SOCI 1301, or PSYCH 2301, Social/Behavioral Science 3
Science * PHYS 1415, PHYS 1417, or BIOL 1406 4

Special Note: Students must pass a background check. Local districts will not
allow observation in their classrooms if a person has a criminal history. Additionally,
the State Board for Educator Certification may refuse to issue a certificate based on
criminal history.

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