Associate in Arts in Teaching Degree

Secondary Mathematics - EDUC.AAT.B26

The Associate in Arts in Secondary Teaching-Mathematics Emphasis fulfills the first two years of a four-year degree in secondary education with a mathematics concentration. The program consists of general education, professional education, and mathematics courses. These courses encompass the 11 Illinois Professional Teaching Standards, the Technology Standards, and the Core Language Arts Standards for all teachers. Students are encouraged to complete their Associate in Arts in Teaching: Secondary Mathematics prior to transfer. Students are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500. 

Mathematics Major (3 courses
Credit hours: 13

  • * MATH 2515 - Calculus & Analytical Geometry I
  • * MATH 2524 - Calculus & Analytical Geometry II
  • * MATH 2534 - Calculus & Analytical Geometry III

Professional Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 6

  • EDUC 1713 - Introduction to Public Education

In addition, CHOOSE ONE course from the following three options:

  • * EDUC 2613 - Educational Psychology
  •   EDUC 1763 - Instructional Technology
  • * PSYC 2553 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Communications General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

A minimum grade of C is required in *ENGL 1613 and *ENGL 1623.

  • * ENGL 1613 - English I
  • * ENGL 1623 - English II
  • * SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech

Laboratory Science General Education (2 courses)
Credit hours: 8

CHOOSE TWO IAI laboratory science courses, with one course from physical science and one course from the life science category.

Mathematics General Education (1 course)
Credit hours: 3-4

CHOOSE ONE IAI mathematics course from the following three options. Consult your transfer university to determine the appropriate course.

  • * MATH 1704 - Contemporary Mathematics
  • * MATH 1713 - Finite Mathematics
  • * MATH 1774 - Statistics

Humanities General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

CHOOSE TWO IAI Humanities courses, with one course from general humanities and one course from the fine arts or interdisciplinary category.

In addition, CHOOSE ONE course from the following three options:

  • HIST    1643 - Middle East History 600 to Present
  • * HUMS 1813 - African-American Cultural Expression1
  • HUMS 2613 - World Religions

Social and Behavioral Science General Education (3 courses)
Credit hours: 9

  • * PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology

In addition, CHOOSE TWO IAI social and behavioral science courses. Both cannot have a PSYC prefix. Recommended courses:

  • * PLSC  1513 - American Government
  • * HIST    2513 - History of the United States to 1877
  • * HIST    2523 - History of the United States from 1877 to present
  • * ANTH  1713 - Introduction to Anthropology1
  • * GEOG 1513 - World Regional Geography1
  • * HIST    2533 - Latin American History (Independence to Present) 1
  • * PLSC   2613 - Introduction to International Relations1
  • * SOCY  2543 - Race and Ethnic Relations1

Electives (2-3 courses)
Credit hours: 7

CHOOSE 7 credit hours of coursework from any transfer-level elective area. It is recommended that students choose EDUC 1833 - Students with Disabilities, LRCS 1512 - Library and Information Literacy and/or SPAN 1514 - Elementary Spanish I.

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 64

*Course has prerequisite.

1 Course fulfills the global diversity and multiculturalism requirement. One such course must be completed. PHIL 2613 - World Religions can be substituted to fulfill this requirement.

Secondary Education — Mathematics Emphasis A.A.T.
Suggested course sequence

Fall
EDUC 1713 3 cr. hrs.
* ENGL 1613 3 cr. hrs.
HUMS 1513 - Humanities elective 3 cr. hrs.
* PSYC 1813 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2515 5 cr. hrs.

Spring
* ENGL 1623 3 cr. hrs.
* MATH 2524 4 cr. hrs.
* SPCH 1553 3 cr. hrs.
* Social & behavioral science course 3 cr. hrs.
* Laboratory science course 4 cr. hrs.

Fall
* Laboratory science course 4 cr.hrs.
* Social & behavioral science course-
multiculturalism course
3 cr.hrs.
* MATH 2534 4 cr.hrs.
Education course 3 cr. hrs.
Elective 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
* Mathematics course 3-4 cr. hrs.
* Humanities electives 6 cr. hrs.
* Electives 4 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional Program Information

Students must be certified by the state of Illinois that they have passed the Illinois Basic Skills test to earn the AAT degree.

Upon enrollment at KCC, students choosing this major must indicate it on the enrollment form. An advisor will meet with each student during the enrollment process, and the education major coordinator will oversee each student's educational advancement and portfolio.

Use The Transfer Guide

To see how your courses transfer, log on to U.Select at http://www.transfer.org/. U.Select is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university.