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2013-14 College Catalog

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Secondary Education - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

A Teacher Education Area of Study

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

Secondary Education is defined as grades seven through twelve in the state of Maryland. Teachers are needed in our society to educate and prepare students to be useful and productive citizens. This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a Secondary Education program at a four-year college or university. This area of study allows the student to fulfill general education requirements and to pursue a major area of interest in the second year. As a Secondary Education student, you will be required to select a major at a four-year college or university. 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 major and 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 Courses

6

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Courses

7-8

must include one course with lab

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

2-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Choose one of the following tracks.*

* Secondary Education Tracks: Students must see an advisor to select those courses related to the subject area in which they want to teach.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC-110Introduction to Education

3 credits

EDUC-200Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

EDUC-260Educational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

PSYC-204Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

Humanities/Arts Track

Choose one of the following tracks.*

* Secondary Education Tracks: Students must see an advisor to select those courses related to the subject area in which they want to teach.

Application Code 35A

 

Course NumberTitleCredits
Humanities-Humanities Electives

15

Social Sciences Track

Choose one of the following tracks.*

* Secondary Education Tracks: Students must see an advisor to select those courses related to the subject area in which they want to teach.

Application Code 35B

 

Course NumberTitleCredits
Social Sciences -Social Sciences Electives

15

Mathematics/Science Track

Choose one of the following tracks.*

* Secondary Education Tracks: Students must see an advisor to select those courses related to the subject area in which they want to teach.

Application Code 35C

 

Course NumberTitleCredits
Mathematics/Science -Mathematics/Science Electives

15

Total Credit Hours: 60-66

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.