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Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)

Offered through Human Studies

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | Wildwood

Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions. With this associate of arts in teaching degree, you'll get the chance to take part in the education of future generations of children and to have a career in which you can make a significant difference in the lives of your students are two of the major reasons many people are drawn to this career. For students who are interested in teaching as a career, and for those who want to acquire a strong foundation of educational concepts and skills before transferring to a four-year college program, St. Louis Community College has developed an Associate of Arts degree in Teaching. The courses in this program meet teacher certification requirements, are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and are fully transferable to many Missouri four-year colleges.

Required Courses

The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.

The general education courses included in this program are included in Missouri's state-wide CORE 42 framework. This guarantees that the general education courses you complete are fully transferable to all public colleges and universities across the state. Please follow the recommended academic plan to make sure your classes will count! If you have any questions, please see an academic advisor

Parallel Programming

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree curriculum consists of five core courses that are required of all teachers regardless of grade level or subject area they are planning to teach. Courses have been designed in collaboration with four-year colleges statewide so that their content parallels closely to what local universities offer their students in the first two years.

Faculty and Staff

St. Louis Community College expands minds and changes lives every day by offering high-quality educational experiences leading to degrees, certificates, employment, university transfer and life-long learning.

Hands on Experience

The program includes an emphasis on observation and participation in local school classrooms. The teaching profession with field experience course provides students with an opportunity to experience the day-to-day activities of veteran elementary, middle school and high school teachers. 

Job Outlook

Overall employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow seven percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment should increase demand for kindergarten and elementary teachers, but employment growth will vary by region.

Cost of Attendance

For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.

Program Career and Salary Information

Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.

The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

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