Secondary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.

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Secondary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 64 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 or 4
MAT 162 College Algebra - STEM
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
COM 101 or Oral Communications or 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** or 3
HIS 146 Western Civilization: Modern Europe
POL 101 or American Government** or 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 and 11
CHM 115  General Chemistry I 

Natural Science Option II

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

CHM 101/103 and Introduction to Chemistry with Lab and
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 or
LIT 220 or American Literature from 1865-Present or
LIT 200 or World Mythology or
LIT 201 or Mythology in Western Culture or
LIT 207 or Introduction to the Bible as Literature or
LIT 215 or Introduction to Poetry or
LIT 222 or Native American Literature or
LIT 223 or African American Literature or
LIT 230 or Contemporary Fiction or
LIT 240 or Contemporary Literature or
LIT 250 or English Literature before 1800 or
LIT 252 or Introduction to Shakespeare or
LIT 260 or English Literature after 1800 or
LIT 272 or World Lit. - Ancient World through the Renaissance or
LIT 273 or World Literature - Enlightenment to 20th Century or
LIT 275 or Holocaust Literature or
LIT 280 or Gender Issues in Literature or
LIT 289 Writing about Literature
Multicultural/Valuing - Choose one
* Cannot count for both EDU and MVC credit
GEO 100 or Principles of Geography or 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 290 Portfolio Assessment in Education*** 1
Electives (9 credits)
Choose two (6 credits):
*Courses are a part of the
Statewide Articulation AAT Agreement
EDU 125 or Teaching Literature through Storytelling or 6
EDU 225 or Literature for Children or
EDU 242 or Art for Children or
EDU 246 or Music for Children or
EDU 247 or Music for Children or
EDU 250 or Education for Exceptional Learners or
EDU 252 or Autism Spectrum Disorders or
EDU 255  Social Communication and Sensory Integration
Choose one (3 credits): PSY 210 or Human Growth and Development or 3
PSY 215  Adolescent Psychology
Any content area course above what is required for the A.A.T.
Total Required Hours: 64 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 (14 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
MAT 156 or College Algebra - Educators or 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
GEO 100 Principles of Geography 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 220 Technology for Teachers 3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3
Science Natural Science with Lab 4
POL 101 American Government 3
LIT 210 or American Lit from 1620-1865 or 3
LIT 220 American Lit from 1865-Present
Fourth Semester (16 credits)
EDU 285 Teaching Profession w/ Field Experience 3
EDU 290 Education Portfolio 1
LIT 271 Literature and Contemporary Cultures 3
Elective** Education Elective 3
Elective** Education Elective 3
Elective** Education Elective 3
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 64 credits

* College Requirement

** 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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