Program Overview

Eastfield College offers an online Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree designed for students who intend to transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification.  This specific degree plan is ideal for those who want to earn certification to teach mathematics in Grades 8-12.

To receive this AAT degree the student must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours in required courses, receive a GPA of 2.0, earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301, Speech (1311, 1315 or 1321), and a mathematics course, meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, and finally, complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours through the college awarding the degree.

AAT degree course requirements are broken down into three tiers.  Tier one, core foundations, includes courses in Critical Reading and Writing six hours), Speaking and Listening (three to four hours), Quantitative Reasoning (three to four hours), and Wellness and the Human Experience (one to three hours).  

Tier two, core domains, has classes in Qualitative Reasoning- Literacy and Research (three hours), Self and Society (nine hours), Humanity-Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience (six hours), and Scientific Discovery and Sustainability (eight hours). 

Tier three, integrative learning, includes one course in Critical Issues in Local, National and Global Contexts (three hours).

Finally, the student selects three hours of General Electives (aside from those with the prefix BIOL, CHEM, ENGR, ENVR, FORS, GEOL, MATH, PHYS, OR ANTH) in conjunction with six hours of required Teaching courses and 12 hours of additional math requirements.  Total credit hours for the successful completion of this degree are 63-67.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


    High school graduate, IBD, or GED


    Texas for transferability

    School Overview

    Eastfield College is a medium, public, two-year community college located in Mesquite, Texas. Eastfield College is a part of the overall Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). Founded in 1970, Eastfield College wishes to provide excellent education and skill sets to advance students’ educational and career goals. Additionally, Eastfield College wishes to provide the surrounding community with the education and career options that are most needed.

    Eastfield College provides students with the opportunity to earn their associate degree as well as their post-secondary certificate. Eastfield has four schools including Arts & Communication, Career Technologies, STEM, and Social Sciences, as well as Continuing Education. 


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