Education and College Success

Associate Degree. Transfer. Certificate.

About the program:

Kilgore College’s Teacher Education program is a detailed degree program designed to transfer to a baccalaureate program that leads to certification of a Texas teacher. KC offers the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree which is approved and supported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The program focuses on the practical application of current theory and knowledge in the field of early childhood research and education.  All courses are based on specific competencies that have been identified by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), employers and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Education courses required by each of the degrees are provided face-to-face and online.

Degrees & Certificates Offered:

Associate of Arts in Teaching:

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree (AAT) is a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-approved collegiate degree program consisting of lower-division courses intended for transfer to baccalaureate programs that lead to initial Texas teacher certification. The AAT degree as defined by the Coordinating Board is fully transferable to all Texas public universities. Because the AAT fulfills the requirements of the field of study curriculum statutes and Coordinating Board rules, all Texas public universities must accept the AAT curricula if they offer the applicable baccalaureate degrees leading to initial teacher certification. However, students who complete the AAT will be required to meet any and all entrance requirements of the receiving university and the educator preparation program, including grade point averages and/or testing requirements.

Criminal Background Check:

Students seeking teacher certification, either elementary or secondary, who have a criminal background:  Please be advised that a criminal background could keep you from completing the course of study and/or being certified to teach by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency. For more information or to request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation visit the Texas Education Agency website here.

College Success (COLS) classes:

Career Tree - EDUCATION

Course information:

Child Development and Education

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships Information

Apply for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship today!

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships are accepted on an ongoing basis as funding allows.

For information about Education and College Success:

Karen Morris
Program Coordinator & Instructor
Education & College Success
(903) 983-8292
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 113
Schlunda Reese
Support Assistant
Arts and Sciences
(903) 983-8222
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 102