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Planner for Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education (A.A.T.)


Official Title of Major: Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education, A.A.T.

Award: Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.)

Code: AAT.EDU.ECE

Total Credit Hours: 66

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.

This curriculum prepares students to transfer to an early childhood education or generic special education program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree has been articulated with all of the transfer programs in early childhood  education and generic special education in the state of Maryland. Upon completion of the A.A.T. degree, students are eligible to be admitted as an early childhood education or generic special education major at a Maryland transfer institution. The courses in this degree are not sufficient to meet all special education or inclusion course requirements for four-year teacher education programs.

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 (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/default.cfm): 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: ________________________________________________________________________

 

TERM 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1    
3 credit hours      
MAT 221 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 1   4 credit hours     
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology   3 credit hours     
PHS 100 - General Physical Science   4 credit hours     
GEO 102 - World Regional Geography   3 credit hours     

TERM 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours      
EDU 132 - Introduction to Early Childhood Development  
3 credit hours     
EDU 135 - Children’s Health, Nutrition and Safety  
3 credit hours     
MAT 222 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 2   4 credit hours     
PHS 200 - Earth and Space Science  
4 credit hours     

TERM 3

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.
3 credit hours     
MAT 223 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 3  
4 credit hours     
ENG sophomore literature
3 credit hours    
HIS 211 - United States History through the Civil War  OR 
HIS 212 - United States History Since the Civil War  
3 credit hours    

TERM 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
EDU 242 - Foundations of Reading and Language Arts  
3 credit hours     
EDU 247 - Early Childhood: Methods and Materials  
3 credit hours     
BIO 107 - Environmental Science  
4 credit hours     
HUM 101 - Introduction to Fine Arts   3 credit hours      
PLS 111 - American Government   3 credit hours     

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