Secondary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.

Degree Name: Secondary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.
Degree or Program: Education
Degree Type: Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree
The Missouri public 4-year institutions of higher education, and some private 4-year institutions, have agreed to accept the AAT as equivalent to their first two years of teacher education. Thus, a student who completes an AAT at SCC should have no more credit hours to complete during the last two years than a native 4-year student at that institution. Because course content is organized in different configurations at different institutions, you may repeat some content areas, but not credit hours. Students who do not complete the AAT will transfer course by course; individual institutions have agreed to transfer specific courses but have not guaranteed that students will have no more credits to complete than their native students. Check with your transfer institution to see if you will need to have a certain score on the ACT test for admittance to their institution.

The most current listing of institutions that will accept the AAT is available at Students need to work closely with their transfer institution to ensure that courses taken at SCC will meet degree requirements and that all entrance requirements have been met for the transfer school.
General Education Requirements
SubjectCourse NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
Mathematics* MAT 156 OR
MAT 162
College Algebra - Educators
College Algebra - STEM
Communication ENG 101
ENG 102
SPE 101 or
SPE 102
English Composition I
English Composition II
Oral Communications
Public Speaking
Social Science PSY 101
HIS 102 or
HIS 146
POL 101 or
POL 102
Introduction to Psychology
US History Since 1877**
Western Civilization: Modern Europe
American Government**
State and Local Government
Natural Science Choose one option: 11
Option One:
BIO 105 and
CHM 115 and
PHY 111

Essentials of Biology
General Chemistry I
Introduction to Physical Science
Option Two (must take two lab courses):
BIO 105/106 and
CHM 101/103 and
PHY 111/113

Essentials of Biology with Lab
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
Introduction to Physical Science with Lab

Humanities LIT 271 AND
LIT 210 OR
LIT 220
Literature and Contemporary Cultures
American Literature from 1620-1865
American Literature from 1865-Present
Multicultural GEO 100 OR
ANT 102
Principles of Geography
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: All EDU courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher and cumulative GPA of 3.00 13
EDU 211 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 220 Technology for Teachers 3
EDU 240 Education Psychology 3
EDU 285 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 3
EDU 290 Portfolio Assessment in Education*** 1
Choose two:
EDU 125
EDU 225
EDU 242
EDU 244
EDU 246
EDU 250

Teaching Literature through Storytelling
Literature for Children
Art for Children
Physical Education for Elementary Grades
Music for Children
Education for Exceptional Learners
Choose One:
PSY 210
PSY 215
Any content area course above what is required for the A.A.T.

Human Growth and Development
Adolescent Psychology

* If a 3-credit MAT 162 equivalent is taken, an additional credit hour must be taken in General Education

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

*** Entire MOGEA must be passed for successful completion of EDU 290. MOGEA Exam covers English, Math, Science and Social Studies – must achieve a passing score in all areas – recommend taking before completion of 30 credit hours.

Courses by Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCH
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
MAT 156
MAT 162
College Algebra - Educators OR
College Algebra STEM
Science Natural Science with Lab 4
COL 101 College Success Seminar* 1
Course NumberCourse NameCH
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
EDU 211 Foundations of Education 3
GEO 100 Principles of Geography 3
EDU 220 Technology for Teachers 3
EDU 240 Education Psychology 3
Science Natural Science 3
Take MOGEA Exam
Course NumberCourse NameCH
EDU 285 Teaching Profession w/ Field Experience 3
Science Natural Science with Lab 4
POL 101 American Government 3
HIS 102 US History Since 1877 3
LIT 210 OR
LIT 220
American Lit from 1620-1865 OR
American Lit from 1865-Present
Course NumberCourse NameCH
EDU 290 Education Portfolio 1
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3
LIT 271 Literature and Contemporary Cultures 3
Elective** Education Elective 3
Elective** Education Elective 3
Elective** Education Elective 3

* College Requirement

** Education Electives: It is essential that you check with your transfer college for transferable courses.

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