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Programs of Study

Public Services

Education (Multiple Levels)

Degree Type: AAT

Semester Credit Hours: 60

First Semester - 15 SCH

ENGL 1301 - Composition I
HIST 1301 - United States History I
EDUC/PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework
EDUC 1301 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking

Second Semester - 13 SCH

ENGL 1302 - Composition II
HIST 1302 - United States History II
GEOL 1401 - Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I
MATH 1314 - College Algebra

Third Semester - 16 SCH

PSYC 2301 - General Psychology
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
BIOL 1408 - Biology for Non-Science Majors I
Content Area/Academic Discipline Course - 3 credits

Fourth Semester - 16 SCH

EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Special Populations
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government
ENGL 2331 - World Literature
CHEM 1411 - General Chemistry I
Content Area/Academic Discipline Course - 3 credits

Marketable Skills

  • Instructing - Teaching others essential curriculum for skills developement
  • Communication - Verbal and written to convery information effectively
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional and procedures appropriate for the situation when teaching essential curriculum.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems to meet individual student needs.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of instruction, students, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Compose a Philosophy of Education and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of philosophical beliefs
  • Compose a Reflection Paper that analyzes and evaluates the (16) hour Field Experience
  • Evaluate and justify a collection of resources and materials compiled into an electronic portfolio based on the compentencies addressed in the State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $58,400; 10% of workers earn $43,730 or less; 10% of workers earn $74,230 or more. US wage data: workers on average earn $62,870; 10% of workers earn $41,330 or less; 10% of workers earn $102,130 or more.

Career Opportunities

AAT Minimum: Teacher’s aide; Paraprofessional; Secretary; Child Care Teacher; College Tutor; Nanny; Administrative Assistant; Substitute Teacher. Bachelor's Degree Minimum: Headstart Teacher; Elementary School Teacher; Middle School Teacher; High School Teacher; Band Director; Athletic Coach; Adult Basic Education Instructor; Developmental Education Instructor.

High School Endorsements

Public Service

Transfer Path / Requirements

  • Student should refer to the catalog of the institution to which he/she plans to transfer for degree requirements.
  • A student completing the Paris Junior College core curriculum is considered core complete at Texas public universities.
  • No more than 60-66 sch from PJC will be applied to a bachelor degree at TAMU-Commerce.  Another 60 or more must be completed at TAMU-Commerce.
  • For Texas A&M Texarkana, students must take HIST 2311 or HIST 2312 for the Language, Philosophy, and Culture credit.
  • All education majors in Texas must take 12 hours of science, one nonlife and two life sciences.