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Associate in Arts in Teaching

 Transfer Guides

The Associate in Arts in Teaching degree is a statewide initiative to improve the transferability of credits for education majors. Starting in the fall of 2007 education majors at Missouri community colleges can choose this specialized degree to reduce the likelihood of transfer problems. State schools & most private ones in Missouri have signed an agreement (link) indicting that transfer students with an AAT will have no more credit remaining to complete their bachelor’s degree than their native students.

To earn the degree a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and earn at least a 235 on all subtests of the C-BASE (College Basic Academic Subjects Examination) exam along with the required coursework. Most education programs will require a 2.5 GPA and at least a 235 on the C-BASE anyway (admissions standards vary by program and some may be higher). This degree option is especially attractive for education majors who are unsure of their Missouri transfer school as all but a handful of private schools have signed the articulation agreement.

Will an Associate in Arts degree still work to transfer in education? Certainly it will. A student could still work closely with advisors at their community college and their transfer school to ensure a successful transfer. However, the AAT has made advising the transfer education student more foolproof. And as with any transfer degree the sooner a student knows where they will transfer the better choices they can make in preparation.

Disclaimer: The transfer guides are subject to changes in degree requirements made by the transfer institutions or NCMC without prior notice. For more transfer information, contact Megan Goodin at ext. 1405.

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Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, MO 64507-2294

(Course Equivalency)


Missouri State University


901 South National

Springfield, MO 65804-0094


For a complete listing of the participating schools in the new statewide Associate in Arts in Teaching degree visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.




Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

Northwest Advisor located on NCMC campus 660-357-6793 lower level of Alexander Student Center

(Course Equivalency)
(Articulation Agreements)
(Joint Admissions Agreement)





University of Central Missouri

P.O. Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093

(Course Equivalency)