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  Feb 21, 2018
 
 
    
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary/Generic Special Education, Grades 1-6, AAT


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No. of Credits: 66
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences and Public Services Division/Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; E. Settle, Program Coordinator

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) program is designed for students preparing to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification. The program incorporates foundation coursework in teacher education, field-based experience, and content coursework in a selected certification area. The educational objectives of the program are detailed in the document entitled Maryland Outcomes for Teacher Preparation: The First Sixty Hours. Two-year and four-year higher education faculty from Maryland colleges and universities collaboratively produced the document. The document represents a broad consensus of what a prospective classroom teacher should know and demonstrate upon completion of the first 60 credits of an undergraduate teacher preparation program. The document also addresses state requirements for certification, and attends to standards set forth by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and professional societies relevant to elementary education. Students are required to take and pass Praxis I and achieve a 2.75 grade point average at graduation.

The maximum credits accepted in transfer from otherinstitutions to this program is 49.

Career Opportunities:

transfer for Elementary Teacher Education in the state of Maryland

Transfer Options:

College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Towson University. Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to complete their degree in elementary education in Southern Maryland.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Biological sciences (lecture and lab) (4 credits)


Acceptable:

English literature (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Any 2000 level, Gen Ed English literature course, except ENG 2140 *, ENG 2145 *

Physical sciences (lecture and lab) (4 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing, except ENV

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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