Associate in Arts Teaching Degree/Secondary Mathematics

Curriculum EDU.MTE.AAT (U213M)
(63 semester hours required)

An introduction to teaching as a profession in the American education system offering a variety of perspectives on education, including historical, professional, social, legal and ethical issues in a diverse society. Also includes how schools are structured, governed and operated. Observation and assessment skills will be fostered through field experience. Admission into the AAT degree program is dependent upon completion of AAT degree prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better in each course and an overall GPA of 2.5 or better in the prerequisite courses. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission into the senior institution.

Degree Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Illinois Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). It is recommended that students take the Basic Skills Test prior to their accumulation of 45 semester hours of credit. A student must pass the ITBS prior to being awarded an AAT degree. Official Illinois Test of Basic Skills test results must be submitted to the college prior to graduation.
  • Initiation of standards-based electronic professional portfolio.
  • Evidence of appropriate professional dispositions.
  • Students must complete a "C" or better in all coursework in the AAT Secondary Mathematics Degree.

AAT Degree Prerequisite Courses:

General Education/Communications (nine semester credits)

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

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RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

Note: Grade of "C" or better is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102

Remaining General Education:

General Education/Humanities & Fine Arts1
(nine semester credits)

(one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts)

General Education/Social & Behavioral Sciences1

(nine semester credits)

(courses taken from at least two disciplines)

General Education/Mathematics

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

General Education/Physical & Life Sciences (eight semester credits)

(one course from Life Sciences and one course from Physical Sciences, with one of the courses to include a lab)

AAT Mathematics Major Courses (20 semester credits)

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

 

CIS 101

Introduction to Computer Science or

 

 

SPN 190

Career Spanish

3

 

EDU 105

Technology for Educators

3

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EDU 207

Introduction to Education

3

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MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

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MAT 135

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

3

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MAT 224

Linear Algebra

3

Take one of the following courses (three semester credits)

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ECE 142

Students with Disabilities in School

3

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EDU 200

Introduction to Special Education

3

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EDU 206

Human Growth & Development

3

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EDU 215

Educational Psychology

3

Total semester hours required for AAT in Secondary Mathematics degree

63

See EDU course descriptions; MAT course descriptions and IAI codes.

1Human Diversity is required; student needs to take one course with an asterisk, from Humanities & Fine Arts or Social & Behavioral Sciences as noted in the Associate in Arts degree.

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