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Teaching

Transfer

In this rewarding field, you’ll learn as much from your students as they’ll learn from you. The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree transfers to Texas public universities and lays the foundation for a Texas teaching certification.

Program at a Glance

Earning Potential

  • Early childhood (preschool) teachers: $42,013
  • Elementary school teachers: $59,486
  • Middle school teachers: $59,457
  • High school (secondary) teachers: $60,369

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.

Start Your Teaching Career Here

Students will be exposed to the full spectrum of primary education and can specialize in teaching elementary, middle, or high school grade-level subjects. 

Locations

  • Central Campus
  • Generation Park Campus
  • North Campus
  • South Campus
  • San Jac Online

 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Teaching, Early Childhood to 6th Grade, AAT

Transfer
This Associate of Arts in Teaching degree prepares you to transfer to a 4-year college or university.The A.A.T. degree is transferable to Texas public universities and lays the initial foundation needed for a Texas teacher certifica­tion. Completing an A.A.T. is required to meet entrance requirements of the university or educator preparation program you’re transferring to, including grade point averages and/or testing requirements.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.

Teaching, Grades 7 - 12, AAT

Transfer
This Associate of Arts in Teaching degree prepares you to transfer to a 4-year college or university.Focus your studies on a particular subject area to prepare you for a teaching career in the field of your choice, such as history, life science, or English/Language Arts for grades 7-12.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.
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Four Teaching Degree Pathways

Which pathway will advance you toward your career goals?
  1. EC-6 AAT Pathway

    This degree pathway is for students who want to teach early childhood through 6th grade. Students learn across disciplines to gain the skills to teach reading, writing, math, science, and history. 

  2. 7-12 History AAT Pathway

    This degree pathway is for students who want to teach history in grade levels 7 through 12. 

  3. 7-12 Life Science AAT Pathway

    This degree pathway is for students who want to teach biology or other life science courses in grade levels 7 through 12.

  4. 7-12 ELA AAT Pathway

    This degree pathway is for students who want to teach English/Language Arts in grade levels 7 through 12.

Supporting Aspiring Educators

Learning doesn’t just happen within our classrooms. San Jac teaching students can join the Texas State Teachers Association - Aspiring Educators to network and gain professional development opportunities.
Child Development Graduates
Building relationships with my students is at the center of my teaching. Through this role as a TSTA advisor, I spend lots of time with my students outside the classroom, engaged in many different activities.”
Dr. Judith Maima
Education Professor and TSTA Advisor

 

 Student Development

Littles Need Teaching, Too

Earn a Child Development Degree or Certificate
If you’re interested in working with kids, but having your own classroom and curriculum isn’t quite for you, consider our Child Development programs. We offer a variety of educational pathways that can prepare you for anything from working at or owning a childcare center to teaching kindergarten through 3rd grade for an ISD.

Any Questions?

We can help. Contact our department to find out more about San Jac’s program.
Dawn Eaton
DC, Beh/Soc Sciences and Educ
Phone
(281) 998-6150x3732
Randy Snyder
DC, Fine Arts/Speech/Educ
Phone
(281) 998-6150x7228
Gwendolyn Berry
Dept Ch, Child Dev/Educ/Psyc
Phone
(281) 998-1867