Official 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 much submit either a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale: or a 2.75-2.99 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale and qualifying scores on the basic skills assessment for teacher licensure as established by the State Superintendent of Schools and as approved by the State Board of Education;
- Students must complete fieldwork requirement as indicated by the Teacher Education and Child Care Institute. 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.
- Students must earn a C or better in all coursework required for the degree.
Students may be required to meet additional admittance requirements at the chosen transfer institution.
Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): 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.
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