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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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

EDUC 110Introduction to Education

3

MATH 141College Algebra

3

PSYC 101General Psychology

3

Elective Elective*

4

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 200Introduction to Special Education

3

GEOG 102Elements of Cultural Geography

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Elective Elective*

4

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH 120Comparative World Cultures

3

PSYC 204Adolescent Psychology

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Elective Elective*

4

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 260Educational Psychology

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

4

Elective Elective*

4

*Electives - Select from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPAN 101Foundational Spanish I

4

SPAN 102Foundational Spanish II

4

SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I

4

SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II

4

SPAN 203Intermediate Spanish III

4

SPAN 204Intermediate Spanish IV

4

Total Credit Hours: 61

*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 office of Admissions and Advising to receive the AAT degree. Students are encouraged to submit the qualifying scores at the completion of college-level math and prior to the final semester before transfer. 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.


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.