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Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — Physics: 603

The Teacher Education Transfer Program AAT (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 a Secondary Physics Education program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) articulates with all Maryland transfer programs in secondary physics 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 AAT students must achieve a minimum of a  2.75 cumulative GPA and present acceptable scores on a state-approved basic skills test.

Please note: "EDUC 201: This Introduction to Special Education course required by Montgomery College is a necessary requirement of the College's Secondary AAT degree 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
BIOL 150
 Principles of Biology I  (NSLD)


CHEM 131
Principles of Chemistry I (NSLD)
EDUC 101 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 102 Field Experience in Education 1
ENGL 101
Introduction to College Writing*
MATH 181 Calculus I (MATF)
Second Semester
EDUC 201
Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 202 Field Experience in Special Education 1
ENGL 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research (ENGF)
MA 182 Calculus II 4
PHYS 161 Mechanics and Heat 3
PSYC 102
General Psychology (BSSD)* 3
Third Semester
HIST 200
History of the United States:  A Survey Course from Colonial Times to 1865 (HUMD)
ISTD 173 Integrated Arts  (ARTD)
MATH  280 Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 262 Electricity and Magnetism
PSYC 216
Adolescent Psychology 3
Fourth Semester
COMM 108
Introduction to Human Communication (SPCF)
PHYS 263
Wave, Optics and Modern Physics (NSLD)
PSYC 227 Educational Psychology 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution* 3
 Health foundation
  Humanities Distribution 3
Total credit hours 66

* The two three-credit-hour behavioral and social sciences (BSSD) courses must be from different disciplines.

Program Outcomes in the Teacher Education Transfer Program AAT in Physics

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 proficiency in the application of physics to include mechanics, electricity, wave theory and modern physics.

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