Early Childhood Education and/or Early Childhood Special Eduation
Associate of Arts in Teaching
Faculty Advisor: Susan Sies · Phone: 410-386-8525 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Associate of Arts in Teaching - Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education program provides the opportunity for transfer to Early Childhood Education and/or Early Childhood Special Education programs at Maryland state and private colleges. 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.
Program requirements may change due to possible new initiatives in the state.
*Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in field experiences; one field experience allowed each term.
|ANTH-201||Anthropology of American Culture||3 credits|
|ECE-101||Child Growth and Development||3 credits|
|ECE-102||Introduction to Early Childhood Education||3 credits|
|ECE-104|| Methods and Materials in Early Childhood
|ECE-270||ECE Capstone Field Experience||3 credits|
|EDUC-130||Introduction to Special Education||3 credits|
|*EDUC-131|| Field Experience for Introduction to Special
|EDUC-201||Processes and Acquisition of Reading||3 credits|
|ENGL||One 200-level English Literature course||3 credits|
|MATH-110||Mathematical Concepts and Structures||4 credits|
|MATH-111||Fundamentals of Geometry and Measurement||4 credits|
|PHSC-100||General Physical Science||4 credits|
| Pass Pre-professional Basic Skills Test
requirement, 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|
|GEOSC-100||Biological and Physical Sciences||4 credits|
|English Composition and Literature||6 credits|
| Social and Behavioral Sciences
(SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology or
POLS-101 American Government,
|PSYC-101||Social and Behavioral Sciences||3 credits|
Diversity/ World View requirement met (ANTH-201, ECE-101, ECE-102, ECE-104, ENGL-102, FPA-101).