Elementary Education and/or Elementary Special Education
Associate of Arts in Teaching
Faculty Advisor: Susan Sies · Phone: 410-386-8325 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Associate of Arts in Teaching/Elementary Education or Elementary Special Education program provides the opportunity for transfer to an Elementary education and/or Elementary Special Education program at Maryland state and private colleges. This program also articulates to Stevenson University’s Middle School Education baccalaureate degree and Maryland state and private Elementary and Secondary Special Education programs. To receive the degree, students must have a 2.750 GPA and submit qualifying scores as established by the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools on pre-professional basic skills test (e.g. SAT, ACT, PRAXIS CORE) approved by the Maryland State Board of Education to the Carroll Community College Records Office prior to the final Carroll term. Students are encouraged to earn a minimum grade of C in all A.A.T. course requirements to ensure a smooth transfer and work with an Education faculty adviser.
The Introduction to Special Education course required by Carroll 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 a part of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions.
*Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in field experiences; one field experience allowed each term.
|EDUC-120||Introduction to Education||3 credits|
|*EDUC-121|| Field Experience for Introduction
|EDUC-125||Educational Psychology||3 credits|
|*EDUC-126|| Field Experience for Educational
|EDUC-130||Introduction to Special Education||3 credits|
|*EDUC-131|| Field Experience for Introduction to
|EDUC-201||Processes and Acquisition of Reading||3 credits|
|MATH-110||Mathematical Concepts and Structures||4 credits|
|MATH-111|| Fundamentals of Geometry and
|GEOSC-100|| Earth and Space Science (Towson transfers
are encouraged to see Susan Sies for a
|PSYC-210||Human Development Through the Life Span||3 credits|
|SPCH-101||Introduction to Speech Communication||3 credits|
| Pass PRAXIS I requirement Pre-professional
Basic Skills Test, preferably two terms prior
|FPA-101||Arts and Humanities||3 credits|
| HIST-105 or
|Arts and Humanities||3 credits|
|BIOL-100||Biological and Physical Sciences||4 credits|
|PHSC-100||Biological and Physical Sciences||4 credits|
|HLTH-101||Emerging Issues||3 credits|
|English Composition and Literature||6 credits|
|ANTH-201||Social and Behavioral Sciences||3 credits|
|PSYC-101||Social and Behavioral Sciences||3 credits|
Diversity/ World View requirement met (ANTH-201, EDUC-120, EDUC-130, ENGL-102, FPA-101).