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2013-14 College Catalog

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Elementary Education - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

A Teacher Education Area of Study

Application Code 131

For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

Elementary Education is defined as grades one through six in the state of Maryland. This curriculum is designed for students who are interested in transferring to an Elementary Education program at a four-year college or university outside of Maryland as well as students who are not eligible to complete the requirements of the Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree. While this curriculum is designed to prepare students to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the college or university level, students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course

3

HIST-111American History to 1877

3 credits

-or

HIST-112American History Since 1877

3 credits

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Biological Science with lab (BIOL)

4

-Physical Science with lab (CHEM, PHYS, GEOL, ASTR)

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4 credits

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

1-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC-110Introduction to Education

3 credits

EDUC-111Child Growth and Development

3 credits

EDUC-200Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

EDUC-201Processes and Acquisition of Reading

3

-or

EDUC-260Educational Psychology

3 credits

MATH-127Concepts of Mathematics I

4 credits

MATH-128Concepts of Mathematics II

4 credits

PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

Social Sciences -Social Sciences Electives

6

Total Credit Hours: 60-64

Educational requirements vary among transfer institutions and are currently being evaluated. It is essential to meet with your advisor regularly to be aware of program and certification changes.