Sep 21, 2017
Title of Major: Secondary Education - English, A.A.T.
Award: Associate of Arts in Teaching, A.A.T.
Total Credit Hours: 60
Purpose: The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree is designed for students preparing to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a baccalaureate degree and earn Maryland state teacher certification. The program incorporates foundation coursework in teacher education, content coursework in a selected certification area and a field-based experience at the appropriate level of teacher certification.
Additional Degree Requirements
To earn the degree and be eligible for seamless transfer within Maryland, students must complete all required coursework and the following additional requirements:
- Students must submit official qualifying scores as established by the State Superintendent of Schools on pre-professional basic skills tests (e.g., SAT, ACT, PRAXIS/CORE) approved by the State Board of Education. For more details visit Praxis Information.
- Students must complete fieldwork requirements as indicated by the Teacher Education and Child Care Institute.
- Students must earn a C or better in all coursework required for the degree and obtain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better.
Students may be required to meet additional admittance requirements at the chosen transfer institution.
The A.A.T. degrees parallel the Maryland State Department of Education grade bands:
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Criminal Background Check
Participation in the required fieldwork experience is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. For complete details, see the Teacher Education and Childcare Institute section of this catalog.
Planning Tools: Sequence of Courses
Arts and Humanities: 3 credits
Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 3 credits
Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits
Program Requirements: 30-35 credits
ENG elective: 3 credits
Choose one of the following:
Electives: 6 credit hours
Choose two courses from the following that complement the selected literature courses:
Computer Competency Requirement
Program requirements EDU 211 and EDU 214 meet this requirement.
Program requirement EDU 214 meets this requirement.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the English language, including its grammar and mechanics, its structure, and some aspects of its history and development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of writing as a recursive process.
- Identify a range of strategies for producing written discourse and use appropriate strategies for addressing a given rhetorical situation.
- Read with critical judgment, aesthetic insight, and close observation of textual detail.
- Apply higher order critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills.
- Make sound connections and distinctions among a broad range of relevant literary and academic texts.
- Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement a research project that makes use of library and other resources.
- Present the results of research in an effective and ethical manner.
This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.
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