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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Teaching: Science Education, AAT


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An AAT Science degree leads to a variety of opportunities in teaching and education support services. Individuals in science education often receive additional stipends for their skills and are highly sought after. This degree will provide a springboard for students to improve their skills demanded by continued engagement in science education at higher academic levels.

First Year Fall


Meet with your academic advisor or department chair to obtain a copy of your desired transfer university degree plan and to determine the GPA and other items needed to transfer to your desired university.  Determine your primary field of emphasis.  To increase your marketability, consider selecting a secondary field as well. 

16 Week Classes


  • Primary Teaching Field Restricted Elective  (4 hours) (1)
  • Restricted Mathematics Elective  (3 hours) (2)(3)

1st 8-Week Classes


2nd 8-Week Classes


Semester Credit Hours 13


First Year Spring


Schedule a campus tour with the transfer university. 

16 Week Classes


  • Primary Teaching Field Restricted Elective  (4 hours) (1)
  • Restricted Mathematics Elective  (3 hours) (2)(3)

1st 8-Week Classes


2nd 8-Week Classes


Semester Credit Hours 14


First Year Summer


The following courses may also be taken during any fall or spring semester. 

  • Creative Arts Core Elective (HUMA 1315 Suggested) (3 hours) (FY)
  • Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core Elective (3 hours)

Semester Credit Hours 6


Total First Year Semester Credit Hours 33


Second Year Fall


Come talk to an advisor about your Temple College graduation and your university-specific transfer courses. Confirm courses for completion of your AAT Science Degree.  Start applying for admission to transfer university and send first official transcript to transfer university. 

16 Week Classes


  • Science Restricted Elective  (4 hours) (1)  (030)
  • Science or Mathematics Unrestricted Elective (4 hours) (1)(2)

1st 8-Week Classes


  • NONE

2nd 8-Week Classes


Semester Credit Hours 14


Second Year Spring


Come talk to an advisor about your Temple College graduation and your university-specific transfer courses. Apply for graduation with your AAT Science Degree. Confirm admission to transfer university, and send final official transcript to transfer university at end of semester. 

16 Week Classes


  • Science or Mathematics Restricted Elective (4 hours) (1) (2)(5)

1st 8-Week Classes


2nd 8-Week Classes


Semester Credit Hours 13


Second Year Summer


  • Complete any necessary courses that you have elected to move to this semester or need to meet the 60 hour total. 

Total Second Year Semester Credit Hours 27


Degree Total Hours: 60


NOTES:  

FY: Courses will be offered on a continuous basis so that the student can complete them in any spring or fall semester. 

  1. Choose a course depending on what your teaching field is.  Some courses may be available in 8-week modalities but 16-week face-to-face modalities are recommended. Individuals may consider broadening their marketability by choosing additional courses outside their primary teaching field.
  • Biology:  Choose BIOL 1406/1407 General Biology I/II

         You may also choose from:

  • BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet therapy
  • BIOL 1411 General Botany
  • BIOL 1413 General Zoology
  • BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 2416 Genetics
  • BIOL 2421 Microbiology
  • BIOL 2389 Research Methods in Biology
  • Chemistry:  Choose CHEM 1411/1412 General Chemistry I / II
  • Physics:  Choose PHYS 2425/2426 University Physics I / II
  • Composite Science Choose from:
    • any of the above,
    • ASTR 1303 Stars and Galaxies
    • ASTR 1304 Solar System
    • CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry and the Environment
    • CHEM 1407 Introduction to Chemistry and the Human Body
    • GEOL 1345 Oceanography
    • GEOL 1347 Meteorology
    • GEOL 1403 Physical Geology
    • PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I or
    • PHYS 1407 Elementary Physics II 

2.  Choose one of:

  • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • MATH 2412 PreCalculus
  • MATH 2413 Calculus I or
  • MATH 2414 Calculus II

   3.  MATH 1314 College Algebra and MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Mathematics may be taken as 8-week courses.

   4.  You may also take these during a fall or spring semester if you desire.

  5.   The following are suggested. You may select one or take an additional elective during the Second Summer Semester.

  • PHYS 2389 STEM Education Practicum (needed for graduation with honors*) (3 hours)
  • COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I (highly suggested) (4 hours)

*Note: To be considered for graduation with honors, the student must complete PHYS 2389 and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or  higher.

 

Transfer Outlook

AA Teaching (TEACH) 7-12 grades can lead to university transfer for Bachelor of Science in Biology with Teaching Certification. AAT TEACH 7-12 students interested in this bachelor’s degree must work with an academic advisor or department chair to determine transferrable course work.

Career Outlook

Middle School Science Teacher - $52,426* w/Bachelor’s Degree + Teaching Certification

High School Science Teacher - $50,932* w/Bachelor’s Degree + Teaching Certification

Middle/High School Principal - $68,755* Master’s Degree + Principal Certification

*Based on entry-level jobs in Central Texas

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