Associate of Arts


The Associate of Arts in Teaching is a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approved collegiate degree. It consists of courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification. Field based courses require outside classroom time for observation and experiential learning and are an integral part of becoming a professional teacher.

What Will I Learn

Students will identify current issues influencing the field of education and teacher professional development. They will be able to provide examples from classroom observations and course activities that demonstrate understanding of educational pedagogy and professional responsibilities of teachers. Students will be able to describe characteristics of the exceptional learner. They will demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and challenges of racial, ethnic, and other types of cultural diversity in the classroom.

What can I do with this Degree

This degree is intended to transfer to a baccalaureate program that leads to initial Texas teacher certification.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts in Teaching graduates must earn a grade of “C” or better in the Education courses in the degree plan. Students must complete 60 semester credit hours to complete the degree.
Program Credits: 60
Lecture Hours: 42
Lab Hours: 0
Lamar Institute of Technology is an open-enrollment campus. Any student accepted to attend the Institute is welcome as an Associate of Arts major.
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Dr. Maegan Collins

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