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 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.

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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