Associate of Arts in Teaching Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements

General Education studies at St. Charles Community College guide students into a deeper understanding of themselves and of their responsibilities as citizens, and they provide the knowledge and skills on which to build a richer appreciation of their world.

NOTE: The courses below meet the general education requirements* for SCC and the state of Missouri. This sequence of courses is for the students who wish to transfer to a 4-year institution and have met their general education requirements. To obtain the Associate of Arts degree from SCC, students must also meet the Institutional Requirements outlined below.

* Some academic programs may require a specific course within a discipline. Please see the Degrees and Certificates section for details. Check with academic advising for transfer institution-specific requirements.

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.75 which includes all courses transferred to SCC as well as courses taken at SCC (Transfer institutions may require a higher GPA).
  • A “C” or better is required in any EDU course. Cumulative Education GPA has to be 3.00.
  • Students must achieve a passing score on each section of the new MOGEA.
  • EDU 211, 220, 240, 285, and 290 are required to earn an AAT degree.
  • Students must complete a mid-preparation portfolio, which will be done in EDU 290.
  • Students enrolled in many EDU classes will be required on the first day of class to request a background check. Students who have been convicted of a felony will not be allowed to observe/participate in P-12 schools and must appeal to the Missouri State Board of Education before completing a Teacher Education program. For more details view the Education Department info.
COMMUNICATIONS To develop students' effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to their success in school and in the world. Student should be able to read, listen critically as well as write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness. 9 ENG 101, 102

SPE 101 or SPE 102

SOCIAL SCIENCES To develop students' understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others.  9 PSY 101

HIS 102* or HIS 146

POL 101* or POL 210

* Students must take either HIS 102 or POL 101 to meet state requirements.

HUMANITIES To develop students' understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge. 6

LIT 271

LIT 210 or

LIT 220
To develop students' abilities to understand the moral and ethical values of a diverse society and to understand that many courses of action are guided by value judgments about the way things ought to be. Students should be able to make informed decisions through identifying personal values and the values of others and through understanding how such values develop. They should be able to analyze the ethical implications of choices made on the basis of these values. 3

GEO 100 or

ANT 102

MATHEMATICS To develop students' understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning. 4

MAT 156 or

MAT 162 (for secondary math or science major)
NATURAL SCIENCE To develop students' understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts. 11 Choose one option:
Option 1:
BIO 105
CHM 115
PHY 111

Option 2 (must take two lab courses):
BIO 105/106
CHM 101/103
PHY 111/113
CAPSTONE To assess acquisition of knowledge and skills. Students must pass all areas of MOGEA exam.  

Passing Scores:

English/Language Arts – 186

Writing – 193

Science – 183

Social Science – 183

Math – 183

Higher-Order Thinking. To develop students' ability to distinguish among opinions, facts, and inferences; to identify underlying or implicit assumptions; to make informed judgments; and to solve problems by applying evaluative standards.

Managing Information. To develop students' abilities to locate, organize, store, retrieve, evaluate, synthesize, and annotate information from print, electronic and other sources in preparation for solving problems and making informed or GLS.