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Teacher Education

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Arts in Teaching: 2-year programs (60 semester credit hours)
  • Job opportunities: Careers
  • Full programs are offered at these campuses:


We offer 3 Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degrees that will prepare you to teach children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Each A.A.T. degree requires a general education foundation and a specialization.


  • Art
  • Bilingual
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English Language Arts
  • Generalist
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education

Continue your studies

Our programs will prepare you to transfer to an undergraduate teaching program. As with all transfer programs, you should contact the transferring university to determine which courses are preferred for a specific degree program.

We have partner universities

We partner with area institutions to make it easy to transition to a 4-year college or university where you can complete your bachelor's degree and earn teacher certification.

Explore Transfer Opportunities at Our Partner Universities.

Program Options


Northeast & South Campuses


All Campuses

Special Requirements

Field Experiences

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.

Each EDUC course requires you to participate in a minimum of 16 hours of field experiences.

Criminal Background Check

You must undergo a criminal background check before registering for an EDUC course. Once a year, criminal background checks are conducted at both campuses.

House Bill 1508

If you are enrolled in an EDUC course, and you have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the state of Texas.

If you have a question about your criminal background and licensure, please speak with your professor or the department chair.

You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency, which is the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for our program.

Graduation Requirements

You must earn a:

  • Grade of “C” or better in specified education and speech courses
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in all transferable coursework



Northeast Campus

Rosa Mendez, Ph.D., Chair of Child Development & Teacher Education Programs

Field Placement Contact

Amy Rhodes, Instructional Associate
NFAC 1231A

South Campus

Shereah Taylor, Ed.D., Associate Professor & Coordinator of Teacher Education Programs

Field Placement Contact

Alma Gallegos, Instructional Associate

Updated October 26, 2020