Program Details

Career Program

Early Childhood Education and/or Early Childhood Special Eduation

Program Information:

Associate of Arts in Teaching

Faculty Advisor: Marlene Welch · Phone: 410-386-8525 · Email: mwelch@carrollcc.edu

The Associate of Arts in Teaching - Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education program provides the opportunity for a seamless 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, begin development of their professional teaching portfolio, and pass the Praxis I or present qualifying scores (see page 108 of the College Catalog) to the Records Office prior to the final Carroll term. Students are encouraged to earn a minimum grade of C in all AAT course requirements to ensure a smooth transfer and work with an Education faculty advisor.

The Introduction to Special Education course required by Carroll Community College 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.

 
Program Requirements
 
 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
 Education
 3 credits
 ECE-270  ECE Capstone Field Experience  3 credits
 EDUC-130   Introduction to Special Education  3 credits
 * EDUC-131  Field Experience for Introduction to Special 
 Education
 1 credit
 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 PRAXIS I requirement, preferably 2
 terms prior to transfer
 
 
General Education Requirements
 
 FPA-101  Arts and Humanities  3 credits
 HIST-105 or 
 HIST-106
 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
 MATH-115  Mathematics  4 credits
   Social and Behavioral Sciences 
 (SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology or 
 POLS-101 American Government
 recommended)
 3 credits
 PSYC-101  Social and Behavioral Sciences  3 credits
 

 Total Credits 

 67 credits

Diversity/ World View requirement met (ANTH-201, ECE-101, ECE-102, ECE-104, ENGL-102, FPA-101).

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