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Teacher Education, A.A. Frequently Asked Questions

Although the successful completion of a pre-professional basic skills test (e.g. SAT, ACT, Praxis CORE) approved by the Maryland State Board of Education is not a degree requirement, students are encouraged to complete the basic skills assessment once general education requirements in English, math and reading (if applicable) are satisfied.  

Courses and selection of electives should be based on the requirements of the 4-year college or university to which students expect to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. Such selections must be made in consultation with Education faculty advisors at Carroll and ARTSYS (Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities), and after consideration of the requirements for graduation. By using the ARTSYS computer program, available in the Advising and Transfer Center (room A102) or online at, students can plan a course of study that will smoothly transfer to their upper division school of choice. 

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that qualified test scores are sent to MSDE and their selected transfer college/university. Students are encouraged to earn a minimum grade of C in all A.A. Teacher Education course requirements. 

Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in field experiences. One field experience is allowed each term.