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Teacher Education, A.A.

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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.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

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General Education Requirements: 31-33 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits

At least one laboratory science course required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 - 4 credits

  • 3 credit hours
  • or higher.

  • Students should consult with an academic advisor to select an appropriate math course for their transfer school.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Additional General Education requirements: 3 Credits

Program Requirements: 27-29 credits

Diversity Requirement

Satisfied by EDU 214 .

Technology Requirement:

Satisfied by EDU 214 .

Wellness Requirement

Satisfied by HEA 111 .

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

    1. Identify major historical events in education and analyze the impact of those events with current educational trends 
    2. Identify the psychological, cognitive, emotional, and physical characteristics of typically developing children and adolescents, with specific consideration to disabilities and cultural and linguistic diversity. 
    3. Analyze and critique current scientifically-based research and culturally responsive instructional practices for the purpose of understanding the educational needs of students and families.            
    4. Identify the current and inclusive philosophies for differentiating instruction to analyze, improve, and facilitate instruction for diverse learners. 
    5. Demonstrate and utilize technology as a teaching/reinforcement tool. 
    6. Analyze and reflect upon teaching practices for the purpose of improving and differentiating instruction for students. 
    7. 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. 
    8. Identify and conduct themselves as education professionals who use InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards 
    9. 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.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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