Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree Programs

The AAT Model

TQEDuring the initial development of the middle school certification programs as part of the TQE Project, several concerns came to light. These issues of transfer credit, applicability of credit towards certification, entrance/exit exams, and admission delays (among other things) led to a systematic examination of transfers for all majors. Our TQE recommendations eventually were transformed by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) into a systemic initiative that has become known as the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree. The development of the AAT degree model has taken on a life of its own. The resulting AAT degrees in high needs areas are offered by the ICCB at a growing number of community colleges. At each step of the creation and ongoing implementation of the AAT degree, the TQE Leadership Team has served in a leadership capacity on the AAT development teams. In addition, our College of Education Dean has continued to serve on the AAT Steering Committee to advocate for our collective students as they transistion across institutions.

The following download documents describe the AAT Science Degree Model:

Additional documents can be viewed at the Illinois Community College Board website. It is a portal system which means that you will have to drill down to http://www.iccb.state.il.us/aat.html by clicking through the home page of ICCB / Career & Technical Education / Associate of Arts in Teaching/ to get to the AAT model program pages.

The AAT -- CSU Transfer Guides

Chicago State University is committed to ensuring a seamless transfer to the university that includes an automatic admission to the College of Education Professional Course Sequence for those students who are admitted with an AAT degree. Attached below is a set of documents for different AAT majors that are considered to be high need areas. The documents describe the AAT program requirements that will transfer into the university and a list of CSU program requirements that remain to be completed in order to meet requirements for certification and/or graduation.

Download these AAT -- CSU Transfer Guide files:

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