The mission of the Teacher Education and Child Care (TEACH) Institute at Anne Arundel Community College is the preparation and continuous development of educators who meet the diverse needs of learners in all educational settings. The TEACH Institute offers a student-centered learning community dedicated to optimal intellectual growth, preparation for leadership in the field of education, personal development and lifelong service in a world beyond cultural boundaries. Full-time and part-time faculty members are certified professionals who model effective teaching practices and provide relevant learning experiences for preparing future educators.
Perhaps no other field has the potential to make such a lasting, positive change on the world than does that of teaching and working with children and youth. Anne Arundel Community College recognizes the importance of educators at all levels of learning and encourages potential educators to join us in preparing for this vital field of service.
The TEACH Institute offers Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degrees and an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and an A.A. degree. These degree programs are designed to ensure that the graduate has a broad, general education, a firm grounding in the best practices of education and a strong competency in the area of content knowledge. The following degree programs, certificates and Letters of Recognition areas of study are available:
- Early Childhood Development Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- Teaching (Early Childhood, Elementary/General Special Education [PreK-12], Chemistry, English, Math, Physics and Spanish) Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.)
- Special Education Support — Certificate
- Pathway to Teaching — Letter of Recognition
- Pathway to Teaching Adults — Letter of Recognition
- Pathway to Secondary Education — Letter of Recognition
The Teacher Education and Child Care Institute also may be able to assist individuals with baccalaureate degrees who wish to pursue Maryland state teacher certification. Degreed individuals must contact the Teacher Education and Child Care Institute at 410-777-2401 for specific information on state certification processes.
Criminal Background Check
Teacher education students in all teacher education degree programs and some certificate programs are required to submit to a complete criminal background check in order to participate in the required fieldwork experience. Participation in the required fieldwork experience is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. If a student is denied fieldwork placement due to a background check result, which is required to meet program competencies, the student will meet with TEACH staff to discuss options which could include dropping the course or changing programs.
Note: Students planning to pursue careers in secondary education in content areas not listed on the following pages should contact the TEACH Institute at 410-777-2401 or email@example.com.