Early Childhood Education and/or Early Childhood Special Eduation
Associate of Arts in Teaching
Faculty Advisor: Susan Sies · Phone: 410-386-8525 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Associate of Arts in Teaching—Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education program provides the opportunity for a seamless transfer to Early Childhood Education and/or Early Childhood Special Education programs at Maryland state and private colleges. To receive the degree, students must have a 2.750 GPA and submit qualifying scores as established by the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools on pre-professional basic skills test (e.g. SAT, ACT, PRAXIS/CORE) approved by the Maryland State Board of Education to the Carroll's Records Office prior to the final Carroll term. Students are encouraged to earn a minimum grade of C in all A.A.T. course requirements to ensure a smooth transfer and work with an Education faculty advisor.
The Introduction to Special Education course required by Carroll 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.
Program requirements may change due to possible new initiatives in the state.
* Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in field experiences; one field experience allowed each term.
|ANTH-201||Anthropology of American Culture||3 credits|
|ECE-101||Child Growth and Development||3 credits|
|ECE-102||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3 credits|
|ECE-104|| Methods and Materials in Early Childhood
|ECE-270||ECE Capstone Field Experience||3 credits|
|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|
|ENGL||One 200-level English Literature course||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|
| Pass Pre-professional Basic Skills Test
requirement, preferably two terms prior
|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|
|English Composition and Literature||6 credits|
| Social and Behavioral Sciences
(SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology or
POLS-101 American Government,
|PSYC-101||Social and Behavioral Sciences||3 credits|
Diversity/ World View requirement met (ANTH-201, ECE-101, ECE-102, ECE-104, ENGL-102, FPA-101).