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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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No. of Credits: 66
Contact: P. Allen, Chair, Social Sciences, Human Services, and Teacher Education Division; 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. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor for individual program planning.


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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