Teacher Education Transfer Program
Associate of Arts
For students planning to enter secondary education, Carroll offers this program as the first two years of study. Alternative courses and selection of electives should be based on the requirements of the four-year college or university to which the student expects to transfer for the baccalaureate degree. Such selections must be made in consultation with education advisors at this college and after consideration of the requirements for graduation.
Students should note that there are critical needs in the areas of science, math, special education, foreign languages and technical education. Within the pattern which follows, students may design appropriate education programs to prepare for teaching in these critical need areas and such fields as art, general business, data processing, health science, industrial arts and office technology. By using the ARTSYS computer program, also available in the Advising and Transfer Center (A102), students can plan a course of study that will transfer to an upper division school of choice.
Although the successful completion of a pre-professional basic skills test (e.g. SAT, ACT, PRAXIS CORE) approved by the Maryland State Board of Education is not a degree requirement, students are encouraged to complete the basic skills assessment once general education requirements in English, math and reading (if applicable) are satisfied. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that qualified test scores are sent to MSDE and the selected transfer colleges/universities. Students are encouraged to earn a minimum grade of C in all A.A. Teacher Education course requirements to ensure a smooth transfer and work with an Education faculty adviser.
*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
|Electives|| Students are encouraged to make an
appointment with Susan Sies, Education
faculty, to plan coursework appropriate to the
Education major and the transfer institution.
| Pass Pre-professional Basic Skills Test
requirement, preferably two terms prior
|Arts and Humanities||3 credits|
|SPCH-101||Arts and Humanities||3 credits|
|Biological and Physical Sciences||7 - 8 credits|
|Emerging Issues||3 credits|
|English Composition and Literature||6 credits|
|Mathematics||3 - 5 credits|
|Social and Behavioral Science||3 credits|
|PSYC-101||Social and Behavioral Science||3 credits|
Diversity/ World View requirement met (EDUC-120, EDUC-130, ENGL-102).