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Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education: Secondary, AA


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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.

Career Opportunities:

transfer into a content major for Secondary Teacher Education certification

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will...

  1. Identify and describe cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral characteristics of learners.
  2. Identify and implement ways to accommodate the needs of diverse learners in the classroom.
  3. Locate and synthesize current research on school and classroom environments that support active learning and student achievement.
  4. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons that integrate effective strategies and assessments.
  5. Reflect on and analyze personal professional learning and practice to foster continued professional growth.

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.

Mathematics (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Arts (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable (lecture and matching lab):

Note:

One course must be taken in biological sciences plus one in physical sciences: lab must accompany at least one of the sciences—many universities prefer two lab sciences

History (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Wellness, fitness, and sports (3 credits)


Acceptable:

English literature (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Biological/ physical sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Note:

One course must be taken in biological sciences plus one in physical sciences; lab must accompany at least one of the sciences—many universities prefer two lab sciences

Electives (6 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take six credits in intended certification area

Electives (4-5 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take four to five credits in intended certification area

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

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