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Associate Degree in Teacher Education

At a Glance

Carroll’s Associate degree in Teacher Education program provides the first two years of study for students who plan to enter secondary education (7th–12th grade), or a pre-K through 12th grade specific content area.

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Program Length:

Two years, or four 15-credit terms

About the Program

Pursuing an Associate degree in Teacher Education at Carroll will effectively set you on the path to a stable and rewarding career as an educator.

The A.A. in Teacher Education is our most flexible teaching degree, allowing students to pursue the subjects that most interest them. Students wishing to teach secondary education can explore different content areas that are not addressed in our Secondary Education AAT programs, such as art, social studies, physical education and biology.

With careful academic advising at Carroll, students can enjoy a seamless transfer into education programs at select Maryland 4-year institutions.

Advisory Boards

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Teacher Education Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.

Tim Steadman, Carroll Community College Education program alumnus and current Social Studies teacher at South Carroll High School, shares his story, motivation and perspective on teaching and education.



Transfers & Careers

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Find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.


Carroll has transfer agreements with virtually every public college and university in Maryland, as well as many other schools throughout the state and across the country.

Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by Area of Study.


Graduates of a Teacher Education baccalaureate degree program can expect to find employment teaching 7th–12th-grade students at public/private schools, or pre-K through 12th-grade students in a particular subject area they have focused on.


Carroll’s faculty are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders, selected based on their industry experience, academic excellence and passion for teaching. They possess a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with you throughout your pursuit of a Teacher Education degree.