Jun 06, 2023
Title of Major: Teacher Education A.A.
Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Teacher Education and Child Care (TEACH) Institute
Purpose: The Teacher Education, A.A. 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 foundational coursework in teacher education, content coursework, and a field-based experience at the appropriate level of teacher certification. The degree is for students who plan to enter secondary education (7th through 12th grades) or a pre-K through 12th grade content area such as health, art, or physical education. Students may not earn both this degree and the AAT degree.
Additional Degree Requirements
To earn the degree students must complete all required coursework and the following additional requirements:
- 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 must complete fieldwork requirements 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.
- Students may be required to meet additional admittance requirements at the chosen transfer institution.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Mathematics: 3 - 4 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits
Additional General Education requirements: 3 Credits
Program Requirements: 27-29 credits
Satisfied by EDU 214 .
Satisfied by EDU 214 .
Satisfied by HEA 111 .
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Identify major historical events in education and analyze the impact of those events with current educational trends
- Identify the psychological, cognitive, emotional, and physical characteristics of typically developing children and adolescents, with specific consideration to disabilities and cultural and linguistic diversity.
- Analyze and critique current scientifically-based research and culturally responsive instructional practices for the purpose of understanding the educational needs of students and families.
- Identify the current and inclusive philosophies for differentiating instruction to analyze, improve, and facilitate instruction for diverse learners.
- Demonstrate and utilize technology as a teaching/reinforcement tool.
- Analyze and reflect upon teaching practices for the purpose of improving and differentiating instruction for students.
- Develop excellent written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, which will allow him or her to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning.
- Identify and conduct themselves as education professionals who use InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards
- Identify types and purposes of assessment and be introduced to how to analyze and interpret student data to plan instruction and determine proficiency
This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.
Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.
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