Taking courses in the Associate of Arts in Teaching Program is the first step toward pursuing a Texas teaching certificate. We have two options for earning this degree:

7-12, EC-12 other than Special Education

Students who complete the A.A.T. can transfer to a university that offers a bachelor's degree and complete requirements for standard teacher certification.


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

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 hours including all of the required courses listed.
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301, Education 1301, and Education 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 requirements.
  5. Pass a background check as required for program courses requiring observation hours.

Career Options

  • Teacher Assistant
  • Substitute Teacher 

 After transferring to a university and earning a Bachelor's degree:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher

Related Programs

Transfer Options

The degree program is designed to transfer to either the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Early Childhood Education and Teaching at Weatherford College or a university.

Transfer Note

Students planning to apply to the BAAS ECET at Weatherford College must take one lab science each in the areas of BIOL, PHYS, GEOL.  


  • Carolyn Boggs
  • Shannon Stoker
  • Staci Tyler

Associate of Arts in Teaching

    Teaching Degree
    Number of Credits


    Shannon Stoker
    Department Chair, Education