Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Transfer


The teacher education transfer program A.A.T. comprises a curriculum that provides the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree and teacher certification. This curriculum prepares students to transfer to an Early Childhood Education program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The A.A.T. in Early Childhood Education articulates with the seven Maryland transfer programs in Early Childhood Education. The program enables students to fulfill their general education requirements, participate in field work experiences, and complete a core of professional education coursework appropriate for the first two years of teacher preparation. 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.Students planning to transfer out of the state should consult with the Counseling & Advising Office as well as an academic advisor at their transfer school of choice.
 

Early Childhood EducationCurriculum Pathway by Catalog Year



Two Year Course Rotation

Course
Credits
English
 
EN 101–English Composition  3
EN 102–English Composition & Literature 3
Mathematics
 
MA 207–Elementary Statistics with Probability
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
PS 101–General Psychology 3
HI 201–History of the United States or
HI 202–History of the United States
3
GG 102–Cultural Geography 3
Arts & Humanities
 
AR 100–Introduction to the Creative Arts 3
English Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences 
 
BI 100–Fundamental Concepts of Biology  or
BI 101–General Biology
4
PC 114–Contemporary Physical Science  or
PC 109–Physical Geology 
4
PC 115–Introduction to Geoscience  or
PC 107–Introductory Astronomy 
4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues 
 
HE 204–Health Education 3
Other Requirements
 
ECD 101–Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ECD 104–Activities I for Children 3
ED 100–Child Growth and Development 3
ED 203–Foundations of Special Education 3
ED 214–Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3
MA 105–Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics I 4
MA 106–Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics II 4
Total 63

A.A.T. requirements:
To earn the A.A.T., students must achieve a minimum of a 2.750 cumulative
GPA and earn a “C” or better in all courses used to satisfy the A.A.T.
requirements. Students must also provide the Registrar’s Office with qualifying
scores on one of the state-approved basic skills tests for future teachers.
Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor at
their transfer institution as early as possible and should be aware that some
colleges and universities may require higher GPAs and/or additional tests.
The teacher education transfer program A.A.T. comprises a curriculum that provides the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree and teacher certification. This curriculum prepares students to transfer to an Early Childhood Education program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The A.A.T. in Early Childhood Education articulates with the seven Maryland transfer programs in Early Childhood Education.

The program enables students to fulfill their general education requirements, participate in field work experiences, and complete a core of professional education coursework appropriate for the first two years of teacher preparation. Students may be required to take additional special education or inclusion courses as part of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions.
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Students will be able to:
  1. Identify, apply and discuss major concepts, principles, and theories related to human development by completing one or more papers and projects based on observation of children and adolescents.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum approaches and effective methods of teaching and learning through creating and presenting lesson plans applicable to course topics.
  3. Compose and collect artifacts (i.e. papers, projects) for current and future portfolios and participate in activities (i.e. case study experiences, interviews) to demonstrate how students differ in their development and approaches to learning.
  4. Demonstrate characteristics of future teachers by behaving professionally at events and experiences both on and off campus, utilizing college-level skills in course assignments, etc.
  5. Develop an initial knowledge base in future teaching content areas by successfully completing coursework in relevant areas.