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Associate in Arts in Teaching (AAT)

The NCMC Teacher Education Program offers an appropriate course of study for individuals pursuing a career in teaching. Majors vary based on individual career goals and discipline interest. The Associate in Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree is a two-year transfer degree for pre-service teacher candidates preparing to obtain a 4-year degree in Education.

The mission of the Teacher Education program at NCMC is to prepare pre-service teacher candidates with the skills necessary to establish a safe, productive learning environment for students where critical-thinking, authentic learning experiences, and a visible passion for the elements defining the life-long learning process will be fostered.  Our Associate in Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree combines general education course requirements with teacher education coursework and recommended electives to satisfy a 63-credit hour minimum requirement.

First Year

First Semester

EN101English I3
SP175Speech Communications3
MT121Math Requirement OR
MT122Math Requirement3
PY121General Psychology3
BT160Microcomputer Applications I3
CS102College Seminar Requirement1

Second Semester

EN102English II3
ED201Teaching Prof. w/ Field Exp.3
AR104Fine Arts Requirement OR
MU109Fine Arts Requirement3
BI100Life Science Requirement5
HI103American History I3

Second Year

First Semester

ED265Multicultural Education3
Humanities Requirement (Lit or FL)3
Physical Science Requirement*4 or 5
ED200Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society3
PL216National Government3
Total16 or 17

Second Semester

ED270Educational Psychology3
ED275Educational Technology3
Elective Course3
Elective Course3
Elective Course3
ED295Education Capstone1

*Please see your advisor or the NCMC Academic Catalog for specific course choices in each area.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and you remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

Program Contact Information

Cassie Cordray

Teacher Education Instructor
[email protected]
(660) 357-6349

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