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Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — Chemistry:610

New: Effective Semester - Fall 2009

This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a secondary education chemistry program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The A.A.T. articulates with all Maryland transfer programs in secondary chemistry education. The program enables students to fulfill their general education requirements, participate in fieldwork experiences, and complete a core of professional education course work appropriate for the first two years of teacher preparation. To earn the A.A.T. students must achieve a minimum of a  2.75 cumulative GPA and present acceptable scores on a state-approved basic skills test.

Program Concentration
CH 101 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CH 102 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CH 203 Organic Chemistry I 5
CH 204 Organic Chemistry II 5
PH 161 General Physics I:  Mechanics and Heat* 3
PH 262 General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism * 4
Pre-Professional Courses (14 credits)
ED 101 Foundations of Education 3
ED 102 Field Experience in Education 1
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 141 Field Experience - Special Education 1
PY 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
PY 227 Educational Psychology 3
Supporting Courses (24 credits)
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research 3
HS 201  History of the United States 3
IS 273 Integrated Arts 3
MA 181 Calculus I 4
MA 182 Calculus II 4
PY 102  General Psychology 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution ** 3
  Health Foundation 1
Total credit hours  63

* Two semesters of Calculus-based physics (PH 161/262) will transfer to all institutions offering chemistry secondary teaching certification except Frostburg.  Algebra-based physics PH 203 and PH 204 will also satisfy the Montgomery College A.A.T. requirements;  however, these two courses will only transfer to chemistry education programs at Towson, Hood, Columbia Union, Goucher, or Frostburg Universities in Maryland
**Students must select a BSSC elective from a different discipline than PY.

Program Outcomes for the A.A.T. in Secondary Education - Chemistry

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Enter a four-year college or university with junior standing in the major area of chemistry.
  • Enter a four-year college or university with junior standing in the content area of education.
  • Describe the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive stages of development from infancy through adolescence.
  • Identify the social, cultural, historical, and philosophical influences that affect the development and change of curriculum.
  • Apply different methods of teaching to the classroom settings.
  • Distinguish between the roles of middle and high school teachers.
  • Conduct basic educational research, including action research projects.
  • Be reflective practitioners to analyze and use the most effective methods of instruction during their early field experiences in the Montgomery County secondary public schools.
  • Conduct themselves as secondary professionals who use ethical guidelines andI NTASC/EDOT standards as related to effective adolescent practice.
  • Develop excellent written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, which will allow them to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning. 
 

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