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Education - A.A.T. in Early Childhood Education-Early Childhood Special Education

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A.A.T. in Early Childhood Education / Early Childhood Special Education: 604

New: Effective Semester - Spring 2005

The Teacher Education Transfer Program A.A.T. (Associate of Arts in Teaching) comprises a curriculum that provides the first two years of a four-year bachelor's degree and teacher certification. This curriculum prepares students to transfer to an Early childhood Education program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) articulates with all Maryland transfer programs in early childhood education. The program enables students to fulfill their general education requirements, participate in field work experiences, and complete a core of professional education coursework 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.

Please note: "This Introduction to Special Education course required by Montgomery College is a necessary requirement of the College's A.A.T. Degree in Early Childhood Education 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 a a part of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions."

First Semester
BI 101 General Biology 4
ED 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ED 120 Child Growth and Development 3
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing † 3
MA 130 Elements of Mathematics I 4
Second Semester
ED 121 Planning curricula for Child Care 3
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research 3
HS 201 History of the United States : From Colonial Time to 1865  
HS 202 History of the United States: From 1865 to the Present 3
MA 131 Elements of Mathematics II 4
PC 101 Physical Science I 4
Third Semester
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
MA 132 Elements of Mathematics III 4
PC 102 Physical Science II 4
PY 102 General Psychology 3
Fourth Semester
ED 216 Processes & Acquisition of Reading 3
 GE 102  Cultural Geography


GE 110 Global Geography 3
IS 273 Integrated Arts 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution* 3
  Humanities distribution+ 3
  Health foundation 1
Total credit hours  64

* Select Sociology, Anthropology, or Political Science
+Select EN Literature course

† EN 101, if needed, for EN 102 or general elective

Program Outcomes for the Teacher Education Transfer Program A.A.T. - Early Childhood Education

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Describe the theories and principles of child development and learning and apply the theories and principles to their classroom teaching.
  • Identify the policies, issues, trends, and historical events in the field of early childhood education.
  • Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way to positively influence children’s learning and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
  • Demonstrate understanding of content areas and apply developmentally appropriate approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
  • Identify and explain the models of classroom and behavior management.
  • Identify strategies for working and advocating for families of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students and students with disabilities in order to facilitate a child’s educational program.
  • Analyze and reflect upon teaching practices for the purpose of improving and differentiating instruction for students.
  • Identify community resources serving students with special needs and their families.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as early childhood professionals who use ethical guidelines and NAEYC standards related to early childhood practice, and who are advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
  • Demonstrate 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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