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2018-2019 College Catalog

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Elementary Education - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

A Teacher Education Area of Concentration

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 100Biology and Society

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

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Elective General Elective

1

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 201Processes and Acquisition of Reading

3

EDUC 260Educational Psychology

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Elective Social Sciences Elective

3

Elective - Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 200Children's Literature

3

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 210Fiction, 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. Acquire the foundational knowledge that prepares the teacher candidate for the art and practice of teaching.

2. Construct an understanding of those terms and concepts of teacher education classroom scenarios, applying them through problem solving and reflection.

3. Comprehend the nature of schooling, the meaning of learning, the stages of development, and the social and psychological elements of development.

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. 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.