Oct 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

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Title of Major: Teacher Education AA

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Code: Contact Registrar’s Office

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.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Karen Phelan, Ed.D.

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. To ensure the best path to completion, it is essential to regularly meet with an education advisor for this degree.

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     
Wellness Requirement
HEA 111 - Personal and Community Health  
3 credit hours     
Required General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology  
3 credit hours     
Recommended General Education Mathematics
MAT 135 - Statistics  or higher
3 credit hours     
General Education Arts and Humanities (other than COM 111)
3 credit hours    

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
EDU 111 - Foundations of Education  
3 credit hours     
General Education Biological and Physical Science (lab science)
4 credit hours    
Required General Education Arts and Humanities
COM 111 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication  OR COM 116 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers 
 
3 credit hours      
Elective (single discipline) 3 credit hours    

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
EDU 133 - Growth and Development 
 
3 credit hours     
EDU 214 - Introduction to Special Education  (second 8 weeks)
3 credit hours     
General Education Biological or Physical Science (non-lab science)
3-4 credit hours    
Elective (single discipline) 3 credit hours    
Elective 3 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grades
EDU 211 - Educational Psychology 
 
3 credit hours     
General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences (other than PSY 111)
3 credit hours    
Elective (single discipline) 3 credit hours    
Electives 3-5 credit hours    

 

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