Program Details

Transfer Program

Elementary Education and/or Elementary Special Education

Program Information:

Associate of Arts in Teaching

Faculty Advisor: Susan Sies · Phone: 410-386-8325 · Email:

The Associate of Arts in Teaching/Elementary Education or Elementary Special Education program provides the opportunity for 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 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 Community College 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 adviser.

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.

*Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in field experiences; one field experience allowed each term.


Program Requirements
 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
 1 credit
 EDUC-130  Introduction to Special Education  3 credits
 *EDUC-131  Field Experience for Introduction to
 Special Education
 1 credit
 EDUC-201  Processes and Acquisition of Reading  3 credits
 MATH-110  Mathematical Concepts and Structures  4 credits
 MATH-111  Fundamentals of Geometry and
 4 credits
 GEOSC-100  Earth and Space Science (Towson transfers
 are encouraged to see Susan Sies for a
 substitution course)
 4 credits
 PSYC-210  Human Development Through the Life Span  3 credits
 SPCH-101  Introduction to Speech Communication  3 credits
   Pass PRAXIS I requirement Pre-professional
 Basic Skills Test, preferably two terms prior
 to transfer
General Education Requirements
 FPA-101  Arts and Humanities  3 credits
 HIST-105 or 
 Arts and Humanities  3 credits
 BIOL-100  Biological and Physical Sciences  4 credits
 PHSC-100  Biological and Physical Sciences  4 credits
 HLTH-101  Emerging Issues  3 credits
   English Composition and Literature  6 credits
 MATH-115  Mathematics  4 credits
 ANTH-201  Social and Behavioral Sciences  3 credits
 PSYC-101  Social and Behavioral Sciences  3 credits
   Total Credits   66

Diversity/ World View requirement met (ANTH-201, EDUC-120, EDUC-130, ENGL-102, FPA-101).

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