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Secondary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 65 credits

What is Secondary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.? 

This program prepares students to continue their education at a four-year university and teaches students to introduce middle and high school level students to a variety of subjects.

Occupational Outlook

Employment in this field is projected to grow 5% to 8% percent from 2014 to 2024, which matches the average growth rate for all occupations.

Salary Outlook

In Missouri, employees working as secondary school teachers earn a mean average of $47,680, depending on education, experience and employer. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and  FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems

Required Courses

Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (42 credits)
Mathematics* MAT 156 or College Algebra - Educators  4
MAT 162 College Algebra - STEM
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
COM 101 or Oral Communications  3
COM 102 Public Speaking
Social Science
**Preferred by most transfer
institutions and meets state requirement
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877**  3
HIS 146 Western Civilization: Modern Europe
POL 101 or American Government**  3
POL 102 State and Local Government

Natural Science Option I

(Includes 1 two hour CHM lab) BIO 105 and
CHM 115 and
PHY 111 


BIO 105 and Essentials of Biology  11
CHM 115 and General Chemistry I and
PHY 111  Introduction to Physical Science

Natural Science Option II

Option II (Must take 2 labs)
BIO 105/106 and
CHM 101/103 and
PHY 111/113

BIO 105/106 and Essentials of Biology with Lab and
CHM 101/103 and Introduction to Chemistry with Lab 
PHY 111/113 Introduction to Physical Science with Lab
May take both LIT Requirements from this section or may choose a second LIT from the following
LIT 271 or Literature and Contemporary Cultures and 6
LIT 210 or American Literature from 1620-1865 
LIT 220 or American Literature from 1865-Present 
LIT 200 or World Mythology 
LIT 201 or Mythology in Western Culture 
LIT 207 or Introduction to the Bible as Literature 
LIT 215 or Introduction to Poetry 
LIT 222 or Native American Literature 
LIT 223 or African American Literature 
LIT 230 or Contemporary Fiction 
LIT 240 or Contemporary Literature 
LIT 250 or English Literature before 1800 
LIT 252 or Introduction to Shakespeare 
LIT 260 or English Literature after 1800 
LIT 272 or World Lit. - Ancient World through the Renaissance 
LIT 273 or World Literature - Enlightenment to 20th Century 
LIT 275 or Holocaust Literature 
LIT 280 or Gender Issues in Literature 
LIT 289 Writing about Literature

Multicultural/Valuing - Choose one
* Cannot count for both EDU and MVC credit

** If choosing to take economics, please first determine which economics course will transfer to your four-year school of choice.

GEO 100 or Principles of Geography  3
ECO 100 Survey Economics
ECO 247* Multicultural Education
Core Course Requirements (13 credits) - All EDU courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher and cumulative GPA of 3.00
EDU 212 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society 3
EDU 222 Educational Technology 3
EDU 240 Education Psychology 3
EDU 285 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 3
EDU 286 Education Practicum 1
EDU 290 Portfolio Assessment in Education*** 1
Electives - Choose 3 Courses From Below  (9 credits)
*Courses are a part of the Statewide Articulation AAT Agreement  EDU 225 or Literature for Children  6
EDU 242 or Art for Children 
EDU 246 or Music for Children 
EDU 247 or Music for Children 
EDU 250 or Education for Exceptional Learners
EDU 252 or Autism Spectrum Disorders 
EDU 255  Social Communication and Sensory Integration
Secondary majors may take one of the courses listed in this block. It could be one of the psychology courses or one course in their content field as an EDU elective (above what is required). PSY 210 or Human Growth and Development  3
PSY 215  Adolescent Psychology
Any content area course above what is required for the A.A.T.
Total Required Hours: 65 credits

* 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.

Suggested Schedule Planning

Course Title Credits
First Semester (15 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
MAT 156 or College Algebra - Educators 4
MAT 162 College Algebra STEM
Science Natural Science with Lab 4
Second Semester (18 credits)
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
EDU 212 Foundations of Education 3
Multi Multicultural Requirement 3
HIS 102 US History Since 1877 3
COM 101 Oral Communications 3
Science Natural Science 3
Take MOGEA Exam
Third Semester (16 credits)
EDU 222 Educational Technology 3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3
Science Natural Science with Lab 4
POL 101 American Government 3
LITERATURE Literature Requirement 3
Fourth Semester (17 credits)
EDU 285 Teaching Profession w/ Field Experience 3
EDU 286 Education Practicum 3
EDU 290 Education Portfolio 1
LITERATURE Literature Requirement 3
Elective** Education Elective 3
Elective** Education Elective 3
Elective** Education Elective 3
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 65 credits

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

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

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