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Education - A.A.T. in Secondary Education - English

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Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — English: 607

New: Effective Semester - Summer 2009

This curriculum prepares students to transfer to any secondary education English 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 English education. The program enables students to fulfill their General Education requirements, participate in fieldwork 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.

First Semester
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
EN 105 Principles of English Grammar 3
ED 101 Foundations of Education 3
ED 102 Field Experience in Education 1
PY 102 General Psychology 3
  Mathematics foundation  3
Second Semester
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing and Research  3
EN 190 Introduction to Literature 3
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 141 Field Experience in Special Education 1
PY 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication 3
Third Semester
EN 201 Introduction to World Literature I  


EN 202 Introduction to World Literature II 3
EN 211 A Survey of American Literature I  


EN 212 A Survey of American Literature II 3
PY 227 Educational Psychology 3
  Arts or humanities distribution* 3
  Natural science distribution with lab 4
Fourth Semester
EN 213 Survey of British Literature I 3


EN 214
Survey of British Literature II 3
Humanities distribution** 3
  Arts distribution


  Natural science distribution with or without lab 3-4
  Health foundation 1
Total credit hours  61-62

* Recommended courses are HS 201 or HS 202
**Recommended courses are HS 225 or HS 226

Program Outcomes in the Teacher Education Transfer Program A.A.T. in English:

Secondary A.A.T.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the English language, including its grammar and mechanics, its structure, and some aspects of its history and development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of writing as a recursive process
  • Identify a range of strategies for producing written discourse
  • Use appropriate strategies for addressing a given rhetorical situation
  • Apply higher order critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills
  • Read with critical judgment, aesthetic insight, and close observation of textual detail
  • Make sound connections and distinctions among a broad range of relevant literary and academic texts
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement a research project that makes use of library and other resources
  • Present the results of research in an effective and ethical manner
  • Analyze literary works with critical insight and imagination, including an understanding of genre and a sensitivity to authors’ aesthetic choices
  • Demonstrate understanding of British and American literature, including the contributions of women and minority writers, major literary and historical periods, and political, cultural, and intellectual contexts
  • Demonstrate knowledge of world literature, including cultures outside Europe and North America

Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet General Education requirements


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