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

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 a Secondary Physics 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 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 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 Secondary A.A.T. 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
 BI 107  Principles of Biology  

OR

   
CH 101 Principles of Chemistry I 4
ED 101 Foundations of Education 3
ED 102 Field Experience in Education 1
MA 181 Calculus I 4
PY 102 General Psychology 3
Second Semester
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 141 Field Experience in Special Education 1
EN 102 Critical Reading, Writing, and Research 3
MA 182 Calculus II 4
PH 161 Mechanics and Heat 3
  Health foundation 1
Third Semester
HS 201 History of the U.S.
3
IS 273 Integrated Arts 3
MA 280 Multivariable Calculus 4
PH 262 Physics Electricity and Magnetism
4
PY 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
Fourth Semester
PH 263 Wave, Optics and Modern Physics 4
PY 227 Educational Psychology 3
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  Behavioral and Social Sciences Distribution 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
Total credit hours 63
Program Outcomes in the Teacher Education Transfer Program A.A.T. in Physics

Secondary A.A.T.

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

  • Enter a four-year college or university with junior standing in the major area of physics.
  • 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 and
  • INTASC/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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