A.A.T. Degree: 65 Hours
The Associate of Arts Degree in Teaching (A.A.T.) is a directed path of study preparing students for transfer and upper division coursework at four-year institutions offering teacher education programs and certification for levels PK-12. This degree requires students to satisfy the A.A. general education transfer block, 12 hours of teacher education professional coursework and at least 9 hours of elective credit. Students must also achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a passing score on all state-required general education exams.
NOTE: If a student has transfer equivalencies from any prior colleges attended, these grades are not currently figured into the OTC GPA. A.A.T students should note that the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires that four year schools calculate all prior credits and grades in the computation of a cumulative GPA. Therefore, all transfer equivalencies will be figured into your transfer cumulative GPA when a student seeks admission into a four-year Teacher Education program of study.
In addition, some institutions may not accept any grade in any teacher education course that is lower than a B. Please check with the transfer institution to determine specific admission requirements.
Students must contact the intended transfer institution to verify adequate completion of all necessary coursework for their desired teaching certificate.
A student meeting all degree requirements except for the 2.75 GPA and/or successful completion of the state-required general education exam may graduate with an A.A. degree.