Elementary Education and/or Elementary Special Education
Associate of Arts in Teaching
Faculty Advisor: Susan Sies · Phone: 410-386-8325 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Associate of Arts in Teaching/Elementary Education or Elementary Special Education program provides the opportunity for a seamless transfer to an Elementary education and/or Elementary Special Education program at Maryland state and private colleges. This program also articulates to Stevenson University’s Middle School Education baccalaureate degree and Maryland state and private Elementary and Secondary Special Education programs. To receive the degree, students must have a 2.750 GPA, begin development of their professional teaching portfolio, and pass the Praxis I or present qualifying scores (see page 108 of the latest College Catalog) to the Records Office prior to the final Carroll term. Students are encouraged to earn a minimum grade of C in all AAT course requirements to ensure a smooth transfer and work with an Education faculty advisor.
The Introduction to Special Education course required by Carroll Community College is a necessary requirement of the College’s A.A.T. degree, but is not sufficient to meet all special education or inclusion course requirements for four-year teacher education programs. Students may be required to take additional special education or inclusion courses as a part of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions.
* Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in field experiences; one field experience allowed each term.
|EDUC-120||Introduction to Education||3 credits|
|* EDUC-121||Field Experience for Introduction to Education||1 credit|
|EDUC-125||Educational Psychology||3 credits|
|* EDUC-126||Field Experience for Educational Psychology||1 credit|
|EDUC-130||Introduction to Special Education||3 credits|
|* EDUC-131|| Field Experience for Introduction to Special
|EDUC-201||Processes and Acquisition of Reading||3 credits|
|MATH-110||Mathematical Concepts and Structures||4 credits|
|MATH-111||Fundamentals of Geometry and Measurement||4 credits|
|PHSC-100||General Physical Science||4 credits|
|PSYC-210||Human Development Through the Life Span||3 credits|
|SPCH-101||Introduction to Speech Communication||3 credits|
| Pass PRAXIS I requirement, preferably 2
terms prior to transfer
|FPA-101||Arts and Humanities||3 credits|
| HIST-105 or
|Arts and Humanities||3 credits|
|BIOL-100||Biological and Physical Sciences||4 credits|
|GEOSC-100||Biological and Physical Sciences||4 credits|
|HLTH-101||Emerging Issues||3 credits|
|English Composition and Literature||6 credits|
|ANTH-201||Social and Behavioral Sciences||3 credits|
|PSYC-101||Social and Behavioral Sciences||3 credits|
Diversity/ World View requirement met (ANTH-201, EDUC-120, EDUC-130, ENGL-102, FPA-101).