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Our associate of arts in teaching (AAT) transfer program provides the opportunity to complete the first two years toward a bachelor's degree in education. The AAT can then transfer to one of Missouri's four-year teacher colleges or universities where students can complete the bachelor's degree in teaching.

We offer flexibility for students who want to substitute teach or work part-time. Students may also earn college credit while dual enrolled in high school to get ahead.

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What is the Teacher Education Program at St. Louis Community College?

STLCC's teacher education transfer program features:

  • Four core teacher education courses
  • One education elective
  • Either elementary or secondary education track
  • General education courses

Multiple academic plans provide flexible options for students, including:

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Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities

This program provides students with the first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. It is accredited by the state of Missouri.

In addition, this program meets the Missouri Initial Professional Education Competencies (MIPEC) established for pre-service teachers in the state of Missouri.

The general education courses included in this program are a part of Missouri's statewide CORE 42 framework. This guarantees that the general education courses you complete are fully transferable to all public colleges and universities across the state.

To further support your transfer process, we revamped each agreement with our partner colleges to ensure that your STLCC credits are recognized and accepted.

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Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students and $125 for all out-of-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.

Admission Requirements

An associate of arts in teaching (AAT) degree requires:

  • a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75
  • a passing score on each section of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)*
    *The MOGEA (Pearson) exams will not be available after June 23, 2024. The new assessment is called the ParaPro Assessment. A passing score for this exam is still being determined. 

Prior to attending the teaching observation assignment, students may be required to:

  • Submit a negative TB test
  • Undergo a background check and drug screen through a college-approved background screening company prior to the beginning of the course enrollment. Students not passing the criminal background check and/or drug screen may be prohibited from participating in the required observation assignment. Neglecting to fulfill the 36 hours of classroom observations will lead to an incomplete grade for the course.

Attending outside course work off campus is required for passing the program.

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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Teacher Education Program

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Take classes on any of our four campuses during the day, evening, or online. We offer flexibility for students who want to substitute teach or work part-time in schools.

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Parallel Programming

AAT curriculum consists of five core courses that are required of all teachers. This is the same curriculum you would take in your first two years at a traditional four-year university. 

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Experienced Faculty

Our faculty bring valuable real-life classroom experience. Their firsthand experience working in schools helps you gain insights and a deeper understanding of the teaching profession.

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Small Class Size

Small class sizes will help you thrive in a more intimate learning environment. Instructors provide personalized support, guidance and hands-on learning opportunities.

Come as you are. See what you become.

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