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Teacher Education Transfer Degrees 

The Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Programs offer the first 64 to 68 credits of a four-year bachelor's degree and teacher certification, and are fully articulated with the public colleges and universities in the state of Maryland.  Students in the program 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.  See the Maryland AAT Quick Facts (pdf-59kb) for more details.

BEFORE graduating from Montgomery College, AAT (Associate of Arts in Teaching) majors must have earned qualifying scores on a basic skills test approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Prior to September 1, 2014, the accepted tests were the SAT, ACT, and PRAXIS.  Beginning in September of 2014, the PRAXIS Core test has replaced the Praxis PPST testing option, although previous passing scores on Praxis are still acceptable.  The Core tests cover the same three content areas: reading, writing, and math.  A detailed list of all the options you may use to meet the basic skills requirement for the AAT may be found here, and more information on the Praxis Core may be found at the Praxis FAQ’s page linked at the left.

Teacher Cohort Program.  The School of Education is offering a full time Teacher Cohort Program in Elementary Education, see the link for more information.   

See the Majors Checklist for the AAT (pdf  - 126 kb) for more information. 

Detailed program outlines are available for each of the degrees below; these outlines correspond to the 2017-2018 Catalog requirements.  If you have been enrolled in any of these programs prior to Fall 2017, you may either continue to use your previous curriculum guide/catalog  OR choose to use the new curriculum instead.  See an education advisor for any questions.

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Early Childhood (PreK through 3rd grade)

Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education (604) (pdf - 122 kb)

Students who participated in the Child Development programs in Montgomery County Public Schools may be eligible to articulate credit in EDUC 135 and ED 136 via portfolio review. Contact Dr. Jeannie Ho for more information, or see related information ECE Earning Credits

Elementary Education (Grade 1 - 6)

Grades 1 - 6: Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education (601A) (pdf  - 140 kb) 

Math Chemistry Science

Secondary (Grades 7 – 12)   

Chemistry (610) (pdf - 129 kb)

English (607) (pdf - 78 kb) 

Math (605) (pdf - 130 kb)

Physics (603) (pdf - 130 kb)

Spanish (602) (pdf - 130 kb)

Note: For certification areas not listed above, you may visit ARTSYS for general transfer guidelines.  However, as this system is not always up to date, it is strongly recommended that you make an appointment with an advisor to develop an educational plan. Associate degrees in Art Education and Health Education are also available at Montgomery College, but must be customized for each potential transfer school.

Students with prior college credit that may apply to the AAT degrees should have official transcripts sent to Montgomery College directly for transfer credit evaluation; contact an MC transcript evaluator at GermantownRockville, or Takoma Park/Silver Spring. Education students who wish to transfer credit earned outside of the United States must have an evaluation of their transcripts completed by World Education Services and have the results sent directly to the transcript evaluators.

For more information on transfer schools and other transfer planning tips, go to Transfer Advising Notes for Education Majors.

For more information on teaching degrees, career information, scholarships, and many other resources, see Teacher Career Information Guide

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