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Associate in Arts Teaching

Degree information for all A.A.T. degree seekers

The Associates in Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) is a pre-professional degree that prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university offering a Bachelor's Degree in Teacher Education.

The A.A.T. is a state-wide approved program and when completed in its entirety meets the first 2 years certification requirements for individuals pursuing either an early childhood, elementary or secondary education degree.

Degree Requirements

In order to receive the degree of A.A.T., students must complete the required courses below, obtain at least state required scores on the MoGEA, and earn a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Because requirements may vary, students should consult the School of Education at the four-year transfer institution. In addition to verifying specific university minimums, education students should explore which elective courses will be accepted.

A 3.0 GPA total is required in all education classes.  Because requirements may vary, students should consult the School of Education at the four-year transfer institution.

In addition to verifying specific university minimums, education students should explore which elective courses will be accepted. We also recognize that four-year transfer institutions may have additional requirements including higher GPA, higher MoGEA scores or additional courses that could be taken at the community college level.

All education courses are open to both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students.

View the Associate in Arts Teaching Degree Curriculum (Redirects to academic catalog)