Teacher Education - Multiples Levels, AAT



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context with emphasis on audience analysis speaker delivery ethics of communication cultural diversity and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302 

EDUC 1301 Introduction to Teaching Profession

This course is designed to introduce the student to teaching as a career choice. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a field experience in the public school setting in any level K-12. Different aspects of the teaching/learning process will be explored. Cultural differences and special needs will be discussed along with the psychological approaches to teaching. Observation experiences in the classroom will be provided.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week with 16 hours field experience in addition.
MATH 1314 College Algebra

In-depth study and applications of polynomial rational radical exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations using matrices.  Additional topics such as sequences permutations combinations and probability may be included as time permits. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations

This course will introduce the student to special education including characteristics causes and needs of the exceptional learner. Emphasis will be on cognitive and developmental differences in the exceptional learner in the educational process. Off campus field experiences are planned to enhance learning. Policies and regulations applicable to special education programs in general will be presented.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week with 16 additional hours field experience in P-12 with special populations.
Prerequisites

EDUC 1301

MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I

This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts and skills. It includes the conceptual development of the following:  sets functions numeration systems number theory and properties of the various number systems with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 1314 with a grade of "C" or better

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary media techniques and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal cultural and historical contexts.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ENGL 1302 English Composition II

Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal visual and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation synthesis and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

ENGL 1301 or its equivalent.

Total Credit Hours
15


Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I

Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans including chemistry of life cells structure function and reproduction. Lab activities support these topics.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Choose 1 Social & Behavioral Science Course
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II

This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts and skills. It includes the concepts of geometry measurement probability and statistics with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 1314 with a grade of "C" or better

GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography

Study of major world regions with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments including emerging conditions and trends and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices found in those regions. Course content may include one or more regions.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
16

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

This course will provide a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans including evolution ecology plant and animal diversity and physiology. Lab activities reinforce these topics.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
PHYS 1415 Introduction to Physical Science

Course designed for non-science majors that surveys topics from physics chemistry geology astronomy and meteorology.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

HIST 2321 World Civilizations I

A survey of the social political economical cultural religious and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa the Americas Asia Europe and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies the rise of civilizations the development of political and legal systems religion and philosophy economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development interaction and impact of global exchange.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
14


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Associate of Arts in Teaching is a state-approved degree program consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification.

As a result of the academic partnership between Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) and Texas A&M University-Texarkana (A&M-Texarkana), guided pathways have been developed between NTCC and A&M-Texarkana faculty and staff through which students can earn their associate’s degree with NTCC and then transfer to A&M-Texarkana to complete their baccalaureate degree.


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