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2016-2017 College Catalog

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Secondary Education—Humanities/Arts - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

A Teacher Education Area of Study

Application Code 312

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 students 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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

EDUC-110Introduction to Education

3

MATH-141College Algebra

3

PSYC-101General Psychology

3

-Arts Elective or Humanities Elective

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSYC-204Adolescent Psychology

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Arts Elective or Humanities Elective

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC-200Introduction to Special Education

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

-Arts Elective or Humanities Elective

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC-260Educational Psychology

3

-Any General Education Core Course

4

-Arts Electives and/or Humanities Electives

6

Total Credit Hours: 60

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

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

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Acquire the foundational knowledge that prepares the teacher candidate for the art and practice of teaching.
  2. 2. Construct an understanding of those terms and concepts of teacher education classroom scenarios, applying them through problem solving and reflection.
  3. 3. Comprehend the nature of schooling, the meaning of learning, the stages of development, and the social and psychological elements of development.
  4. 4. Demonstrate the ability to use classroom technology practices of technology-proficient educators in 21st century schools with attention to the legal, social, and ethical issues related to this technology use.
  5. 5. Comprehend those behaviors that comprise the ethical standards of the teaching profession, that inform ethical decisions and actions, as they relate to students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community.