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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Secondary Education - English (A.A.T.)


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Title of Major: Secondary Education - English, A.A.T.

Award: Associate of Arts in Teaching, A.A.T.

Code: AAT.EDU.SEC-ENG

Total Credit Hours: 60

http://www.aacc.edu/programs-and-courses/credit-and-degree-seekers/education/

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:

  Early Childhood Education PreK-grade 3
  Elementary Education Grades 1-6
  Secondary Academic Areas Grades 7-12

Entrance/Admission Requirements


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.

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

General Education Requirements: 25-30 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits


At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 3 credits


Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits


Mathematics: 3-4 credits


See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

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.

Diversity Requirement


Program requirement EDU 214  meets this requirement. 

Program Outcomes


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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