The Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (AAT) provides the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Education at a participating four-year transfer institution in the state of Missouri. Any Missouri community college student who has earned an AAT degree from any Missouri community college is guaranteed consistent treatment by the four-year transfer institution in accordance with the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) Credit Transfer Policy, Principles of Best Practices and related addenda and clarifying comments.
- Content Knowledge Aligned with Appropriate Instruction – The teacher understands the central concepts, structures, and tools of inquiry of the discipline(s) and creates learning experiences that make aspects of subject matter meaningful and engaging for students.
- Student Learning, Growth, and Development – The teacher understands how students learn, develop, and differ in their approaches to learning. The teacher provides learning opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners and support the intellectual, social, and personal development of all students.
- Curriculum Implementation – The teacher recognizes the importance of long-range planning and curriculum development. The teacher develops, implements, and evaluates curriculum based upon student, district, and state standards data.
- Critical Thinking – The teacher uses a variety of instructional strategies and resources to encourage students’ critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
- Positive Classroom Environment – The teacher uses an understanding of individual/group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning, positive social interaction, and self-motivation.
- Effective Communication – The teacher models effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques with students, colleagues, and families to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
- Student Assessment and Data Analysis – The teacher understands and uses formative and summative assessment strategies to assess the learner’s progress and uses both classroom and standardized assessment data to plan ongoing instruction. The teacher monitors the performance of each student and devises instruction to enable students to grow and develop, making adequate academic progress.
- Professionalism – The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually assesses the effects of choices and actions on others. The teacher actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally in order to improve learning for all students.
- Professional Collaboration – The teacher has effective working relationships with students, parents, school colleagues, and community members.