Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AA degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 60 college-level hours, of which 57 will transfer and apply as EDUC 1300 will transfer but will NOT be applicable towards the Texas A&M University - Central Texas baccalaureate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (All-Level Special Education with EC-6 Core Subjects, Teacher Certification Preparation).
Note: Texas A&M University - Central Texas accepts a maximum of 68 college-level transfer hours towards a baccalaureate degree.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is degree complete, but NOT core complete.
*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
Special Admission Requirements for Texas A&M University - Central Texas -Interdisciplinary Studies
ADMISSIONS STANDARDS FOR THE TEACHER CERTIFICATION PREPARATION PROGRAM
The Educator Preparation Council will only consider applicants who meet the following minimum academic standards:
- Minimum 2.75 GPA overall or in the last 60 hours.
- Minimum 2.75 GPA in degree major and concentration.
- Completion or concurrent enrollment in the following courses:
- 42 semester credit hours (SCH) of general education core requirements in the degree plan.
- PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology or PSYC 2308 Child Psychology or TECA 1354 Child Growth & Development (may be included in 42 SCH core requirements).
- All English requirements in the degree plan.
- All Science requirements in the degree plan.
- MATH 3303 Concepts of Elementary Math I and MATH 3305 Concepts of Elementary Math II (when prescribed in the degree plan).
- EDUC 3320 Professional Development in Learner Centered Schools
- Completion of a minimum of 9 SCH (12 SCH for secondary) in concentration for the degree plan.
- No grade lower than a “C” in the degree major and concentration courses.
- Demonstration of basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative.
- Demonstration of content mastery with a score of 80% on Certify Teacher (EC-6 must score 80% on every subject).
- Successful completion of professional interview measuring knowledge, experience, skills, and aptitude with a combined minimum score of 45.
- Successful completion of ACCUPLACER with an Essay score of 6 or an Essay score of 5 and a Sentence Skills score of 80.
- Evidence of good moral character and the mental, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom based on the interview.
Additional Texas A&M University - Central Texas Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to Texas A&M University - Central Texas
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to Texas A&M University - Central Texas, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at https://www.tamuct.edu/Advising/academic-advising.html
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the Texas A&M University - Central Texas requirements for this degree plan from the Texas A&M University - Central Texas Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at www.tamuct.edu
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at Texas A&M University - Central Texas as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
Transfer of Credit
Community college courses may not transfer into TAMUCT as upper-division courses (3000-4000 level), even though TAMUCT may have an upper-division course with exactly the same name and description. Community college courses may not be used to fulfill the 45-hour upper-division requirement for graduation at TAMUCT. However, the course may be used as a substitute for an upper-division course with an approved substitution form signed by the chair and dean.
Based on 2018-2019 reported average tuition and fees, Texas A&M University-Central Texas is the second most affordable institution in the state of Texas for full-time undergraduate students. Students are not only able to take advantage of guaranteed tuition plans to control the cost of their education, but A&M-Central Texas’s Bachelor Bonus caps tuition and mandatory fees at 12 semester credit hours. Learn more at https://www.tamuct.edu/business-office/tuition-fees.html.
Texas Education Code § 54.014 specifies that resident undergraduate students who initially enrolled fall 1999 and later may be subject to a higher tuition rate for attempting excessive hours at any public institution of higher education while classified as a resident student for tuition purposes. For more information, please see http://catalog.tamuct.edu/undergraduate-information/funding-limit/. Please note that the requirements regarding the hours used to calculate a student’s eligibility for $1,000 Tuition Rebate vary significantly from the requirements determining excessive hours.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with Texas A&M University - Central Texas
This Transfer Advising Guide represents Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to Texas A&M University - Central Texas. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon Texas A&M University - Central Texas’ 2019-2020 Catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Released on November 14, 2019