No. of Credits: 60-61
Contact: Stephen Johnson, Chair, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Division;
Elizabeth Settle, Program Coordinator
This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university within the state of Maryland to pursue a bachelor's degree and secondary teacher certification. The program incorporates basic state requirements appropriate to the first two years of preparation.
Students in secondary education in the associate of arts program are required to complete a practicum during the last half of their pursuit of the curriculum. This will require field experience in local public schools. This field work will be guided by the faculty of the public school to which the student is assigned and supervised by a faculty member of the college. There will be a contract negotiated with the public school regarding outcomes of the practicum. The practicum must be performed at times when public schools are in session.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete the elective credits in the content area in which they intend to certify. Maryland SCED certification areas are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, English, Modern Foreign Language, Social Studies, Mathematics, Physical Science, and Physics. PK-12 areas: Art, Dance, Environmental Education, Health, Music, Physical Education.
Students must pass a Maryland State Department of Education approved basic skills test as a graduation requirement.
The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.
**** Maryland has approved middle school certification. Students who are interested in teaching in this grade level should follow the AAT Elementary: Generic Special Education Grades 1-6 program.
transfer into a content major for Secondary Teacher Education certification
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify and describe cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of learners.
- Identify and implement ways to accommodate the needs of diverse learners in the classroom.
- Locate and synthesize current research on school and classroom environments that support active learning and student achievement.
- Plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons that integrate effective strategies and assessments.
- Reflect on and analyze personal professional learning and practice to foster continued professional growth.