A.A.T. Program Course List

Education

Elementary Education

A.A.T. Degree (O,T,W)

Graduates of this option may enter the workforce immediately as a paraeducator in a school setting or they may choose to continue their education. The main focus of this education option is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university where they will complete their bachelor's degree and become certified to teach elementary school. The program provides a foundation in academic skills, child development theory, literacy and mathematics and classroom management strategies. During the required education courses in this option, students are exposed to the teaching profession through a variety of field experiences.

CORE COURSES

Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I 4
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
PSY 125 Child Development 3
or
PSY 126 Child/Adolescent Development 3
HIS 111 U. S. History: Pre-Civil War 3
or
HIS 112 U. S. History: Post-Civil War 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry 1
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
ECE 233 Exceptional Child 3
EDC 120 Foundations of Literacy 3
EDC 150 Issues in Elementary Education 3
EDC 211 Classroom Management 3
EDC 220 Parent/Family/School Interact 3
EDC 230 Children's Literature 3
MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II 4
MAT 203 Math for Teachers III 4

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
BIO 140 General Biology 4
PHY 111 Conceptual Physics 4
SPA 136 Spanish Communication I 4
ENG 124 Oral Communications 3
or
ENG 131 Honors Oral Communication 3
VSC 131 Art History I 3
or
VSC 132 Art History II 3
SPA 137 Spanish Communication II 4
or
ECO 111 Macroeconomics 3