Education

 

For students interested in pursuing an education degree, Grayson College offers three options as part of the Public Services Pathway. Specific options include:

  • Associate of Arts in Teaching in Grades 8-12 and other Early Childhood-Grade 12
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching in Grades 4-8 and Early Childhood-Grade 12 Special Education
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood-Grade 6 Generalists

Courses within the program align with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards. The degree plan satisfies the core requirements for baccalaureate programs at four-year institutions that lead to initial Texas teacher certification.


All students are advised to counsel with the university/college of their choice to determine if all courses recommended by Grayson College are applicable to that institution's bachelor's degree.

 

Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) in 6-12, 7-12, 8-12 Other Than Special Education

The AAT in Grades 8-12 and other Early Childhood-Grade 12 licensure satisfies the lower-division requirements for bachelor’s degree leading to initial Texas teacher certification in all 8-12 and specialized in EC-12 certification areas.  The Grades 8-12 Certification areas are:  8-12 History, 8-12 Social Studies, 8-12 Mathematics, 8-12 Life Sciences, 8-12 Physical Sciences, 8-12 Science, 8-12 English Language Arts & Reading, 8-12 Computer Science, 8-12 Technology Applications, 8-12 Health Science Technology Education, 8-12 Speech, 8-12 Journalism, 6-12 Business Education, 8-12 Marketing Education, 8-12 Mathematics & Physics, 8-12 Agricultural Sciences and Technology, 6-12 Technology Education, 6-12 Languages other than English, 6-12 Family and Consumer Sciences, 8-12 Dance, 8-12 Mathematics & Physical Science & Engineering, 8-12 Human Development and Family Studies, 8-12 Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Sciences, and 8-12 other content area teaching fields/academic disciplines TBA (Chemistry).  The EC-Grade 12 Certification other than Special Education Certificate areas are:  EC-12 Music, EC-12 Physical Education, EC-12 Art, EC-12 Health, EC-12 Theatre Arts, EC-12 Technology Applications, EC-12 Languages other than English, and EC-12 other non-special education fields.


Subject

Semester Hours



*EDUC 1300 (Learning Frameworks) or Component Area Option
3
EDUC 1301 (Intro to the Teaching Profession) 3
ENGL 1301 (Comp I) 3
HIST 1301 (U.S. History I) 3
*Approved Math Core 3
Elective in Discipline 3
*Elective in Discipline 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Lab 1
ENGL 1302 (English Comp II) 3
HIST 1302 (Comp II) 3
EDUC 2301 (Intro to Special Populations) 3
TECA 1354 (Child Growth and Development) 3
GOVT 2305 (U.S. Hist II) 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
*Approved Life & Physcial Sciences Lab 1
*Elective in Discipline 3
*Elective in Discipline 3
*Language, Philosophy & Culture Core 3
GOVT 2306 (Federal Govt.) 3
*Approved Creative Arts Core 3
*Approved Component Option Option1
1

60
*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.
Check with a GC academic advisor and the receiving university/college for recommended courses.

 

Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) in 4-8, EC-12 Special Education

The Grade 4-8 and Early Childhood-Grade 12 Special Education degree satisfies the lower division requirements for a bachelor's leading to initial Texas teacher certification in all grades 4-8 certification areas and early childhood-12 special education. The Grade 4-8 Certification areas include: Generalist; ESL Generalist; English Language Arts and Reading; English Language Arts, Reading and Social Studies; Mathematics; Science; Mathematics and Science; Social Studies; other content area teaching fields/academic disciplines/interdisciplinary TBA. This degree is for students who want to teach grades EC-Grade 4 and higher. All students are advised to counsel with the university/college of their choice to determine if all courses recommended by Grayson College are applicable to that institution's bachelor's degree.


Subject

Semester Hours



*EDUC/PSYC 1300 (Learning Frameworks) or Component Area Option 3
ENGL 1301 (Comp I) 3
HIST 1301 (U.S. History I) 3
*Approved Math Core 3
EDUC 1301 (Intro to the Teaching Profession) 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Lab 1
ENGL 1302 (English Comp II) 3
HIST 1302 (Comp II) 3
MATH 1350 (Math for Teachers I) 3
EDUC 2301 (Intro to Special Populations) 3
TECA 1354 (Child Growth and Development) 3
GOVT 2305 (U.S. Hist II) 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
*Approved Life & Physcial Sciences Lab 1
MATH 1351 (Math for Teachers II) 3
*Language, Philosophy & Culture Core 3
GOVT 2306 (Federal Govt.) 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Lab 1
*Approved Creative Arts Core 3
*Approved Component Option Area
3

60
*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.
Check with a GC academic advisor and the receiving university/college for recommended courses.

 

Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) in EC-6 (Early Childhood-6th grade)

The Early Childhood-Grade 6 degree satisfies the lower-division requirements for bachelor's degrees leading to initial Texas teacher certification. EC-6 Certification areas include: Generalist; Bilingual Generalist; ESL Generalist; other content area teaching field/academic disciplines/interdisciplinary TBA. However, all students are advised to counsel with the university/college of their choice to determine if all courses recommended by Grayson College are applicable to that institution's bachelor's degrees.


Subject

Semester Hours



*EDUC/PSYC 1300 (Learning Frameworks) or Component Area Option 3
ENGL 1301 (Comp I) 3
HIST 1301 (U.S. History I) 3
*Approved Math Core 3
EDUC 1301 (Intro to the Teaching Profession) 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Lab 1
ENGL 1302 (English Comp II) 3
HIST 1302 (United States History II) 3
MATH 1350 (Math for Teachers I) 3
EDUC 2301 (Intro to Special Populations) 3
TECA 1354 (Child Growth and Development) 3
GOVT 2305 (Federal Government) 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
*Approved Life & Physcial Sciences Lab 1
MATH 1351 (Math for Teachers II) 3
*Language, Philosophy & Culture Core 3
GOVT 2306 (Texas Govt.) 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Core 3
*Approved Life & Physical Sciences Lab 1
*Approved Creative Arts Core 3
*Approved Component Option Area
3

60
*Please review your Student Planner or contact your Student Success Coach/Faculty Mentor to review which courses may be used to fill this degree requirement.
Check with a GC academic advisor and the receiving university/college for recommended courses.

 

Students earning an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree at Grayson College must complete 42 hours of a state mandated Core Curriculum in addition to major courses and electives in their particular area of interest. Following are the Core Curriculum Component Areas and allowable courses within each component area. Approved core selections for AAT are listed below.                                                                                                                                               

Component Areas

Required Hours

010 Communication 

6

020 Mathematics

3

030 Life and Physical Sciences

6

040 Language, Philosophy, and Culture

3

050 Creative Arts

3

060 American History

6

070 Government/Political Science

6

080 Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

090 Component Area Option

6

Total

42

 

Communication (6 hours)

ENGL 1301 Composition I 

ENGL 1302 Composition II

Mathematics (3 hours)

MATH 1314 College Algebra

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I (Math for Liberal Arts Majors I)

MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods

Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I

BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II

BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I

BIOL 1309 Biology for Non-Science Majors II

BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I

CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I

CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II

GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I

GEOL 1303 Physical Geology

GEOL 1304 Historical Geology

PHYS 1301 College Physics I

PHYS 1302 College Physics II

PHYS 1303 Stars and Galaxies

PHYS 1304 Solar System

PHYS 1315 Physical Science I

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 hours)

ENGL 2351 Mexican-American Literature

HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions

PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics

SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I (3rd semester Spanish)

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II (4th semester Spanish)

Creative Arts (3 hours)

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

American History (6 hours)

HIST 1301 United States History I

HIST 1302 United States History II

Government /Political Science (6 hours)

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development

Component Area Option (CAO 1 and CAO 2) (6 hours)

COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing

PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness

COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I

SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II 

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication

Note: Many four-year colleges and universities require a foreign language as part of their degree plan. SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312, 2321, and 2322 meet transfer requirements for foreign language.

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