This sequence of courses is designed to allow students ease of transfer into a teacher education baccalaureate degree program for P-4 or middle school teachers offered at any of the public four-year universities in Arkansas. Completion of this degree will also meet the educational requirements for paraprofessional positions at many Arkansas public schools.

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has approved this degree plan as listed; no course substitutions will be allowed. Further, Arkansas four-year universities have agreed to “accept and apply all AAT courses toward the total semester credit hours required for the bachelor’s degree in Middle School or P-4 Education” and to “admit qualified AAT students to the College of Education with junior status.”

In addition to the course requirements listed below, students must successfully pass the Praxis I exam and have a cumulative grade point of 2.65. The Arkansas pass scores for the Praxis I are as follows: Reading—172; Writing—173; Math—171. Please see an AAT advisor if you have any questions regarding the requirements for this AAT degree.

Associate of Arts in Teaching – Middle School Math/Science Teaching Option Degree Checklist


Course Requirements ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours
English/Communications 9
ENGL 1013 Composition I ENGL 1013
ENGL 1023 Composition II ENGL 1023
SPCH 1313 Principles of Speech SPCH 1003
Fine Arts/Humanities 6
3 hours must be a Literature class.
ARTS 2003 Art Appreciation (or) ARTA 1003
MUSI 2103 Music Appreciation (or) MUSC 1003
DRAM 2003 Introduction to Theatre DRAM 1003
ENGL 2103 Literature to the Renaissance (or) ENGL 2213
ENGL 2113 Literature since the Renaissance ENGL 2223
Mathematics 3
MATH 1053 College Algebra MATH 1103
Lab Science 8
BIOL 1204 Biology with Lab BIOL 1014
PHSC 1024 Physical Science with Lab PHSC 1004
Social Science 9
HIST 1003 History of Civilization to 1660 (or) HIST 1213
HIST 1013 History of Civilization since 1660 HIST 1223
HIST 2013 History of U.S. to 1865 (or) HIST 2113
HIST 2023 History of U.S. since 1865 HIST 2123
PLSC 2103 American Government PLSC 2003
Education Core 13
EDUC 2004 Introduction to Education
EDUC 2103 K-12 Educational Technology
MATH 2013 Math for Teachers I
MATH 2023 Math for Teachers II
Required Electives 6
HIST 1023 Arkansas History
PSYC 2303 General Psychology PSYC 1103
Math/Science Requirements 7-10
GEOL 1004  Physical Geology with Lab GEOL 1114
MATH  1043  Plane Trigonometry  MATH 1203
Directed Elective
Total 61-64



The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer ( Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.