What is the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree?
Will the AAT transfer?
Are AAT completers automatically admitted to an educator preparation program or are they expected to meet the admission criteria of the public university?
Students who complete the AAT are required to meet entrance requirements of the receiving university and the educator preparation program, including grade point average and/or testing requirements.
If a student completes the AAT and does not transfer to a baccalaureate program, for what jobs would the student be eligible?
Do the AAT courses count for substitute teachers?
Substitute teachers who are completing their undergraduate degrees are eligible to take the AAT courses as needed and/or appropriate.
Can core curriculum courses be prescribed by the public universities for students in educator preparation programs?
Texas public universities can prescribe specific courses to satisfy core curriculum requirements. However, this should be done in cooperation with the university’s community/state college partners, be in compliance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules concerning core curriculum, and articulated as appropriate.
When did the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approve the AAT degree and the subsequent revisions?
The three AAT curricula were adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at its quarterly meeting July 15, 2004. Changes to the AAT curricula were adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at its quarterly meeting April 30, 2009.