Sep 20, 2020
Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.)
General Education - 24 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
(Select one course in each category from approved list of General Education courses .)
- Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
Pre-Professional Education Requirements - 15 Credits
Program Requirements - 23 Credits
Total Credits Required for Degree: ****62
NOTE: Minimum GPA 2.75
Required passing score on SAT, ACT, or GRE. See your Campus Coordinator.
* The Introduction to Special Education (EDTR 107 ) course required at CCBC is a necessary requirement of the College’s A.A.T. in Secondary Education-Physics degree but is not sufficient to meet all special education or inclusion course requirements for four-year education programs. Students may be required to take additional special education or inclusion courses as a part of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions.
** Denotes General Education Diversity course.
****If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed transferable college credit(s) at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree by 1 credit. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
No course substitutions or course waivers are given in the A.A.T. degree.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of how children learn and develop by analyzing instructional practices and student behaviors during an observation in an authentic setting;
- provide learning opportunities that support a child’s intellectual, social, and personal development by creating instructional activities that are developmentally appropriate;
- understand diversity and its connection to learning by analyzing hypothetical scenarios;
- use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation by analyzing instructional practices and student behaviors during an observation in an authentic setting;
- understand how to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom using verbal, non-verbal, and technological communication techniques by creating a lesson plan using the Common Core Curriculum Frameworks;
- be reflective and continually evaluate the effects of his or her choices and actions on self and others by completion of their Individual Development Plan; and,
- understand the importance of fostering relationships with colleagues, families, and the larger community by utilizing technology to identify school-and community-based resources that support parents and families.
The A.A.T. degree is the transfer option for students in secondary physics teacher education major. This degree guarantees a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public and most private institutions in the teacher education majors. Students should note the differences between the A.A. and the A.A.T. degrees, especially the requirements of successful passage of the SAT, ACT, or GRE and the minimum 2.75 GPA.
Secondary Education in Maryland includes grades 7-12.