Secondary Education—Chemistry - Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree Transfer
Application Code 207
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-Chemistry 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-Chemistry 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-Chemistry major at their Maryland transfer institution.
General Education Core
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each students total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Biological & Physical Sciences
Required Courses Related to Major
Total Credit Hours: 62
*Students in a Teacher Education transfer pattern must submit qualifying scores as established by the State Superintendent of Schools on pre-professional basic skills tests (e.g., SAT, ACT, PRAXIS/CORE) approved by the State Board of Education to the Social Sciences and Teacher Education 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.
**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.
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.