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Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

Program Details

An Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree from Leeward Community College is an ideal degree for students looking to enter the teaching field. This program prepares students to be qualified Educational Assistants or part-time teachers. This degree also could help student move towards certification to become a full-time teacher. The degree overall provides a solid foundation in the basics of being an educator in any school system. Students are also exposed to the basics of this profession, making this program potentially beneficial to those who are not quite sure if they want to become full-time teachers.

The degree is broken down into different sections: core education courses, education electives, general education requirements, and graduation requirements. The entire degree consists of 62 credits. Some of the mandatory classes include Foundations of Education, Intro to Multicultural Education, and Introduction to the Teaching Profession.

The AAT degree also allows students to enter field experiences in most pre-professional education courses. Students will learn about teaching in local classrooms with experienced teachers.

The program may be completed in a short 18-month period. Students who are accepted into this program will have guaranteed enrollment in the prescribed general education and AAT courses. During the time spent within this program, students will also have access to a dedicated support team of counselors who can provide tips, tutoring, and academic support.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission