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Secondary Education–Spanish - Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (Transfer)

Application Code 210

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

Secondary Education is defined as grades seven through twelve in the state of Maryland. This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a Secondary Education-Spanish program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree has been articulated with all transfer programs in Secondary Education-Spanish in the state of Maryland. Students who receive the A.A.T. degree must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75, pass a required basic skills test,* and complete 45 hours of field experience.** Upon completion of the A.A.T. degree, students are eligible to be admitted as a Secondary Education-Spanish major at their Maryland transfer institution.

* Students in a Teacher Education transfer pattern must submit scores from a required basic skills test to the Social Sciences Division prior to the completion of the 30th credit hour. Scores from the basic skills tests are used for admission to four-year Teacher Education programs and are required for teacher certification in Maryland and most other states. Basic skills test options and Maryland passing scores are:

  • Praxis I – 177 in Math, 177 in Reading, 173 in Writing or total composite score of 527 OR
  • SAT – composite score of 1100 in Math and Verbal (prior to 4/95, the SAT score equivalent is 1000) OR
  • ACT – composite score of 24 OR
  • GRE – composite score of 297 (prior to 9/1/11, the GRE score equivalent is 1000)

** Students are required to complete 15 hours of field experience for each of the following courses as part of the degree requirements: EDUC-110, EDUC-200, and EDUC-260.

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
-History Core Course

3

GEOG-102Elements of Cultural Geography

3 credits

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
SPAN-221Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World

3 credits

Required Courses Related to Major

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

Spanish – Select 16 credits from the following (4 credits each):

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPAN-101Foundational Spanish I

4 credits

SPAN-102Foundational Spanish II

4 credits

SPAN-201Intermediate Spanish I

4 credits

SPAN-202Intermediate Spanish II

4 credits

SPAN-203Intermediate Spanish III

4 credits

SPAN-204Intermediate Spanish IV

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 62-67

The Introduction to Special Education course required by Howard Community College 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 part of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions.