Associate Degree in Arts in Teaching (AAT)


Program Description

Degree Requirements


  • EN101 English I and EN102 English II 6 hrs
  • SP175 Speech Communications 3 hrs


(Select one course each from three of the four categories.) 9 hours

1) Literature (except Lit. for Children, Preschool Lit. or Young Adult Lit.)

2) Fine Arts (a selection from this category is required)

  • AR104 Art Appreciation
  • MU109 Music Appreciation
  • TH111 Introduction to Theatre

3) Humanities/Cultural Studies

  • ED265 Multicultural Education
  • HI101 Western Civilization I
  • or HI102 Western Civilization II
  • HU110 Introduction to Humanities I
  • or HU111 Humanities II

4) Philosophy/Foreign Language

  • FL100 Foreign Language or FL110, FL120, FL155
  • PH101 Introduction to Ethics
  • PH102 Introduction to Philosophy
  • RL101 Introduction to Religion


  • BT160 Microcomputer Applications I


  • *MT122 College Algebra, MT125 Elementary Statistics
  • or MT121 Math Concepts


(Must have one course with lab from each area)

1) Life Science

  • BI100 General Biology
  • BI101 General Botany
  • BI103 General Zoology

2) Physical Science

  • CH107 Intro. to Chemistry
  • CH110 Chemistry I
  • ES106 Physical Geology
  • PS101 Intro. to Physical Science
  • PS185 College Physics I


  • **HI103 American History I & PL216 National Government 6 hrs
  • PY121 General Psychology 3 hrs

*Refer to transfer school degree requirements

**If courses are transferred in from an out-of-state institution, PL105 Missouri Constitution, may be required.

Entry Requirements

1) Complete an Application for Admission available on the NCMC website. A one-time non-refundable application fee will apply.

Dual Credit students who plan to attend NCMC after graduation will need to fill out the application for admission during their Senior year and pay the admission application fee.

Returning students, who have not attended NCMC classes for one semester or more, will need to fill out an updated application form. No fee is required.

The Admissions Office welcomes prospective students, their parents and friends to visit our campus.

2) Provide NCMC with the appropriate transcripts, documents and test scores.

a. For first-time college students, request an official copy of your final or most recent high school transcript be sent to the NCMC Admissions Office. A final, official transcript must be received for final acceptance. The transcript must be from an accredited high school or a state recognized unaccredited high school.

The transcript must be sent directly from the high school with an official seal of the school. The transcript must show all of the courses the student completed.

Transcripts that have been purchased from a diploma mill or from an online accreditation agency will not be accepted.

b. For students who have passed the GED test given by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or any other states GED, send an official copy of your scores or certificate to the Admissions Office.

c. For students who are transferring from another college or university, request an official transcript from each college attended. An official high school transcript is also required.

d. For home-schooled students, provide verification of having completed a high school course of study and ACT, SAT, COMPASS or ASSET test scores. Home schooled students must provide a copy of placement testing before enrolling in their initial semester.

e. All non-citizen applicants to the college must provide proof of immigration status (i.e. Green card ) and must send a high school transcript translated into English before consideration for admittance into NCMC.

3) Provide NCMC with a copy of your ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS scores prior to enrollment. Placement test scores are valid for two years; if your scores are older than two years you will be required to take the COMPASS test. These scores are used for placement in English, math, reading, science, history and government courses and help advisors to assist students in making career and educational plans.

If you have not taken any of these, NCMC offers the COMPASS placement test to students who have either not taken the ACT or who need additional testing.

Special Requirements - International Students

  • NCMC Application (online)
  • International Application
  • High School Transcript translated into English
  • College Transcripts translated into English and US equivalents (via service such as WES-World Education Services)
  • Official TOEFL score report (if official national language is not English – Minimum scores are paper version). Minimum scores are: paper = 500 computer based = 173, or internet based = 61. Or Official IELTS score of 5.5
  • Certificate of Finances / Bank Statement

Contact us for more information.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

North Central Missouri College is truly a remarkable college known for its academic excellence and strong sense of community. We believe our educational institution signifies choice and

North Central Missouri College is truly a remarkable college known for its academic excellence and strong sense of community. We believe our educational institution signifies choice and Read less