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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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

EDUC-110Introduction to Education

3

HIST-111American History to 1877

3

-OR

HIST-112American History Since 1877

3

MATH-127Concepts of Mathematics I

4

PSYC-101General Psychology

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

EDUC-111Child Growth and Development

3

MATH-128Concepts of Mathematics II

4

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC-200Introduction to Special Education

3

MATH-138Statistics

4

PHYS-107Physical Science

4

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-General Elective

1

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC-201Processes and Acquisition of Reading

3

EDUC-260Educational Psychology

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

-Social Sciences Elective

3

Elective - Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-201American Literature I

3

ENGL-202American Literature II

3

ENGL-203English Literature I

3

ENGL-204English Literature II

3

ENGL-205The Short Story

3

ENGL-206African American Literature

3

ENGL-210Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

3

ENGL-213Latin American Literature

3

ENGL-214Middle Eastern Literature

3

ENGL-219Asian Literature

3

ENGL-226World Literature I

3

ENGL-227World Literature II

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

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.

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Describe the theories and principles of child development and learning, and apply the theories and principles to classroom teaching.
  2. 2. Identify the policies, issues, trends, and historical events in the field of early childhood education.
  3. 3. Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way.
  4. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
  5. 5. Demonstrate understanding of content areas and apply developmentally appropriate approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
  6. 6. Identify and explain the models of classroom and behavior management.
  7. 7. Identify and conduct themselves as early childhood professionals who use ethical guidelines and National Association for the Education of Young Children standards related to early childhood practice, and who are advocates for sound educational practices and policies.