Program Details

Career Program

Early Childhood Education and/or Early Childhood Special Eduation

Program Information:

Associate of Arts in Teaching

Faculty Advisor: Susan Sies · Phone: 410-386-8525 · Email:

The Associate of Arts in Teaching - Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education program provides the opportunity for 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 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.

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.

Program Requirements
 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
 3 credits
 ECE-270  ECE Capstone Field Experience  3 credits
 EDUC-130   Introduction to Special Education  3 credits
 *EDUC-131  Field Experience for Introduction to Special 
 1 credit
 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
 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
 GEOSC-100  Biological and Physical Sciences  4 credits
   English Composition and Literature  6 credits
 MATH-115  Mathematics  4 credits
   Social and Behavioral Sciences 
 (SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology or 
 POLS-101 American Government,
 3 credits
 PSYC-101  Social and Behavioral Sciences  3 credits
   Total Credits   67

Diversity/ World View requirement met (ANTH-201, ECE-101, ECE-102, ECE-104, ENGL-102, FPA-101).

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