Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2018-2019 Catalog Program Name: Planner for Secondary Education - English (A.A.T.)

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

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 prior to the completion of the 30th credit hour. 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.

Faculty Contact ( Karen Phelan, Ed.D.

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 111-Composition and Introduction to Literature 1 OR
ENG 115-Composition and Introduction to Literature 1 for Non-Native Speakers OR
ENG 121-Composition and Literature 
Successful completion of ENG 121 fully satisfies the English composition general education requirement.
3 credit hours    
HEA 111-Personal and Community Health  3 credit hours     
COM 111-Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR
COM 116-Fundamentals of Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers 
3 credit hours    
PSY 111-Introduction to Psychology  3 credit hours     
Mathematics GER 
MAT 221-Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 1 OR
MAT 222-Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 2 
3-4 credit hours    


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 112-Composition and Introduction to Literature 2 OR
ENG 116-Composition and Introduction to Literature 2 for Non-Native Speakers 
OR Elective (must have 60 credits for graduation)
0-3 credit hours    
 EDU 111-Foundations of Education
3 credit hours     
ENG 160-The Art and Science of Grammar  3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Science GER (one lab required)
3-4 credit hours    
COM 200-Intercultural Communication OR
PHL 194-Ethics and the Information Age 
3 credit hours    


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
EDU 133-Growth and Development 
(first 8-week session)
EDU 133 and EDU 214  are offered in accelerated formats and should be taken consecutively during the third semester to complete the program in a two-year timeframe.
3 credit hours     
EDU 214-Introduction to Special Education 
(second 8-week session)
EDU 133 and EDU 214  are offered in accelerated formats and should be taken consecutively during the third semester to complete the program in a two-year timeframe.  EDU 214 meets the diversity requirement for this degree.  EDU 214 and EDU 211 meet the computer competency requiremetn for this degree.
3 credit hours     
ENG 211-World Literature 1 OR
ENG 212-World Literature 2 
3 credit hours    
ENG 214-British Literature 2 OR
ENG 223-The British Novel 
3 credit hours    
For this program, choose two courses from the following that complement the selected literature course (in Term 3) or the selected literature course (in Term 4):
HIS 111-Ancient and Medieval Western Civilizations 
HIS 112-Early Modern and Modern Western Civilizations 
HIS 212-United States History Since the Civil War 
HIS 214-African American History 
HIS 217-Women of the Western World 
HIS 218-History of Women in America: 1607-Present 
3 credit hours    


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
EDU 211-Educational Psychology  
3 credit hours     
ENG 216-American Literature, 1865-1945: Realism to Modernism OR
ENG 217-Contemporary American Literature: 1945-present OR
ENG 222-The American Novel OR
ENG 225-African American Literature OR
ENG 228-Literature in English by Women 
3 credit hours    
Choose HIS course from the elective list in Term 3. 
4 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Science GER (one lab required)
3-4 credit hours    

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