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 4
Elective - Select one of the following:
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.