The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T) is a 2-year academic degree designed to help you transfer smoothly into a teacher education program at one of our partner universities where you can continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree leading to teacher certification.
The EDUC and TECA courses are transferable to our partner institutions as specified by each university’s degree plan.
Refer to the education advisor at the Northeast Campus or South Campus.
See our degree plans for more information.
No, teaching in Texas requires a bachelor’s degree and completion of an approved certified program.
EDUC courses and most TECA courses have a field experience. When you are enrolled in EDUC courses, you are required to observe certified teachers in a classroom setting (private or public).
Classroom observations are scheduled on an individual basis, primarily according to your availability.
Education and early childhood courses can be found under the prefixes EDUC and TECA.
No. Once you are enrolled in EDUC and TECA courses, TCC conducts background checks on you once a year. Some school districts require additional background checks.
Periodically, 1 course, TECA 1301 –Family, School and Community, is taught during the summer. The other education courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters.
You do not have to apply for admission into the education program. If you are a student at the Northeast Campus, you have to complete paperwork before you are allowed to register for the courses.
If you are blocked from registering for an EDUC or TECA course, you need to contact:
Lisa Tilley, Instructional Associate
Frances Gardner, Instructional Associate
THEA is the Texas Higher Education Assessment. Most universities require the THEA for admission into their education programs.
Each university has specific minimum score requirements.
Updated June 29, 2015