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The AAT – Middle Grades (Grades 4-8) is for grade 4-8 and Early Childhood-Grade 12 Special Education. The AAT is designed to satisfy the lower-division requirements for bachelor’s degrees leading to initial Texas teacher certification in all Grades 4-8 certification areas and EC-12 Special Education. The Grade 4-8 Certification areas are: Generalist; Bilingual Generalist; ESL Generalist; English Language Arts & Reading; English Language Arts & Reading and Social Studies; Mathematics; Science; Mathematics and Science; Social Studies; other content area teaching fields/academic disciplines/interdisciplinary TBA.  
Early Childhood to Grade 12 Special Education Certification areas are: EC - 12 Special Education; other content area teaching fields/academic disciplines/interdisciplinary TBA. This degree is for students who want to teach grades EC-Grade 4 and higher. 

Required Courses
16  credit hours
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I
(Fundamentals of Mathematics I)
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II
(Fundamentals of Mathematics II)
XXXX x4xx Additional Lab Science course 1
1. Check with the Collin College academic advisor and the receiving college or university for recommended courses in teaching field prior to registering.
Recommended Electives to complete an AAT
2 credit hours
CDEC 1270 Introduction to Teaching ESL 1
1. Prior to enrolling in the course, please meet with the Education Academic Advisor or the Education Discipline Lead.