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 – P-4 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  
P-4 Requirements     7-10 
GEOG  2203  Introduction to Geography  GEOG 1103  
EDCC  1213  Child Development   
PHED  1001  Activity   
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.