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.
transfer for Elementary Teacher Education in the state of Maryland
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.