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Education - AAT in Secondary Education - English

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

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 AAT 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 AAT students must achieve a minimum of a  2.75 cumulative GPA and present acceptable scores on a state-approved basic skills test.

First Semester
EDUC 101
Foundations of Education
EDUC 102
Field Experience in Education
ENGL 101
Introduction to College Writing *
ENGL 110
Principles of Grammar
PSYC 102
General Psychology (BSSD)
  Mathematics foundation  3
Second Semester
COMM 108
Introduction to Human Communications  (SPCF) 3
EDUC 201
Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 202
Field Experience in Special Education
ENGL 102
Critical Reading, Writing, and Research (ENGF)
ENGL 190
Introduction to Literature (HUMD)
PSYC 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
Third Semester
ENGL 201
Introduction to World Literature I  


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


ENGL 212
A Survey of American Literature II 3
PSYC 227
Educational Psychology 3
  Health foundation
  Natural science distribution with lab 4
Fourth Semester
ENGL 213 Survey of British Literature I


ENGL 214 Survey of British Literature II 3
  Arts distribution†


 Arts or humanities distribution‡
 Humanities distribution** 3
  Natural science distribution  3-4
Total credit hours  61-64

*  ENGL 101, if needed for ENGL 102/103, or general elective

† Recommended course is ISTD 173 Integrated Arts

‡ Recommended courses are HIST 200 or HIST 201

** Recommended courses are HIST 262 or HIST  263
Program Outcomes in the Teacher Education Transfer Program AAT in English:

Secondary AAT

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

  • Identify major historical events in education and analyze the impact of those events with current educational trends.  
  • Identify the psychological, cognitive, emotional, and physical characteristics of typically developing children and adolescents, with specific consideration to disabilities and cultural and linguistic diversity.  
  • Analyze and critique current scientifically-based research and culturally responsive instructional practices for the purpose of understanding the educational needs of students and families.     
  • Identify the current and inclusive philosophies for differentiating instruction to analyze, improve and facilitate instruction for diverse learners.
  • Demonstrate and utilize technology as a teaching/reinforcement tool.  
  • 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.     
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of the English language, writing strategies for both literary and academic discourse, and literary works from a variety of cultures, historical periods, and genres.  Demonstrate an understanding of the English language, including its grammar and mechanics, its structure, and some aspects of its history and development.

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


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