Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

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

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.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
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  
(Must have 60 credits for graduation. Students must select SCI and MAT accordingly.)
3-4 credit hours    


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
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 requirement 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. 
3 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Science GER  (one lab required)
3-4 credit hours    

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