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View Early Childhood Education Technology A.A.S. (R): 315
View Early Childhood Education Certificate (R): 177
View Early Childhood Leadership and Management Letter of Recognition: 819
View Associate of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education: 601A
View Associate of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education: 604
View Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — Chemistry: 610
View Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — English: 607
View Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — Mathematics: 605
View Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education —_Physics: 603
View Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — Spanish: 602


The Education Department offers curricula designed to prepare students for working with children in a variety of settings: two early childhood education curricula (A.A.T. and certificate) and the Teacher Education Transfer Program (A.A.T.).


Early Childhood Education Technology A.A.S. (R): 315

Revised: Effective Semester — Fall 2008

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to work with children from infancy through age five in a variety of child care settings. The curriculum has a core of 34 credit hours directly related to early childhood education. The curriculum is designed so that it can be complete within four semesters, but it can be extended over a longer time. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
  English foundation 3
HE 100 Principles of Healthier Living 1
  Mathematics foundation 3
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication 3
Distribution courses  
  Arts or humanities distribution 3
Humanities 3
GE 101 Introduction to Geography 3
Natural science distribution with lab 4
Program Requirements
ED 120 Child Growth and Development 3
ED 121 Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education 3
ED 122 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 3
ED 123 Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum Planning

OR

ED 124 School-Age Child Care 3
ED 125 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ED 126 Observation and Assessment of Young children 3
ED 130 First Start:  Care of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 3
ED 200 Children's Literature 3
ED 210 Curriculum Seminar-Science and Mathematics for Young Children 2
ED 212 Curriculum Seminar - Creative Arts for Young Children 2
ED 213 Social -Emotional Development. in Young Children 3
ED 215 Planning and Administering Child Care Programs 3
EN 101 Techniques of Reading and Writing I 3
PY 102 General Psychology 3

Total Credit Hours 63

 
Program Outcomes for the Early Childhood Education A.A.S. Degree

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

  • Describe the theories and principles of child development and learning and apply the theories and principles to his or her classroom teaching.
  • Identify the issues, trends, and historical events in the field of early childhood education.
  • Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way to positively influence children’s learning and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
  • Demonstrate understanding of content areas and apply developmentally appropriate approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
  • Create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments to promote children’s learning and development.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curricula to promote positive outcomes for all young children.
  • Be reflective practitioners to reflect and use the most effective methods of guidance and teaching when working with children.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as early childhood professionals who use ethical guidelines and NAEYC standards related to early childhood practice and who are advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
  • Demonstrate 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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Early Childhood Education Certificate (R): 177

Revised: Effective Semester — Fall 2008

This certificate curriculum is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of child care settings with children from infancy through age eight. The curriculum consists of a core of 18 credit hours directly related to early childhood education. The curriculum is designed to be completed within two semesters or over a longer period of time if a student chooses. Students may apply earned credits toward an A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education.

Program Requirements
ED 120 Child Growth and Development 3
ED 121 Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education 3
ED 122 Practicum in Early childhood Education 3
ED 123 Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum Planning  

OR

   
ED 124 School-Age Child Care 3
ED 125 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
ED 126 Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3
ED 200 Children's Literature 3
EN 101 Techniques of Reading and Writing 3
PY 102 General Psychology3 3
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication 3
Total credit hours  30
Program Outcomes for the Early Childhood Education Certificate

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

  • Describe theories and principles of child development and learning. Apply the theories and principles to the classroom teaching.
  • Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in observing and working with children.
  • Apply developmentally appropriate teaching practices and guidance approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
  • Develop and implement curriculum plans to promote children’s learning in the areas of physical/motor, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.
  • Be reflective practitioners to reflect and use the most effective methods of guidance and teaching when working with children.
  • Demonstrate written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills which will allow them to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning.
  • Teach young children in an early childhood setting with the required disposition, knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  • Work on the A.A.S. degree with good standing of the required content areas.

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Early Childhood Leadership and Management Letter of Recognition: 819

New: Effective Semester — Fall 2009

This nine-credit program is designed for early childhood administrators, lead teachers, trainers, and family child care providers. The curriculum provides students the opportunity to develop and enhance their management and leadership skills. Only ED 215 (one of the three courses) is applied toward A.A.S. Early Childhood Degree Program. [Note: To enroll in any of these three courses, students must either satisfy prerequisites or seek consent of department.]

ED 214 Early Childhood Leadership 3
ED 215 Administering Early Childhood Programs 3
ED 220 Integration Seminar in Early Childhood Leadership and Management 3
Total credit hours  9
Program Outcomes for the Early Childhood Leadership and Management Letter of Recognition

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

  • Identify public policy issues, state and county regulations, and the accreditation standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).
  • Use NAEYC accreditation criteria to evaluate the early childhood programs.
  • Explain the administrator’s role in advocacy, including current issues, concerns, and challenges facing children, teachers, parents, and the early childhood profession.
  • Apply NAEYC code of ethical conduct to deal with ethical issues.
  • Develop management skills for opening an early childhood center or school, including facility operation, fiscal planning, budget preparation, and budget oversight.
  • Analyze assessment and evaluation tools for curriculum improvement and staff performance.
  • Evaluate personnel policies and procedures required to recruit, hire, retain, manage, and oversee staff.
  • Develop program mission, philosophy, and policies regarding program, staff, parents, and community members.
  • Identify effective leadership traits, dispositions, roles, and styles.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills in communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and self-regulation.
  • Discuss change theory and identify techniques for creating positive change and on-going improvement in early childhood programs.
  • Apply techniques of establishing and maintaining positive relationships with families, staff, and community.

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Associate of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education: 601A

Revised:  Effective Semester-Fall 2009

The teacher education transfer program A.A.T. comprises a curriculum that provides the first two years of a four-year bachelor's degree and teacher certification. The curriculum prepares students to transfer to an elementary education or Generic Special 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 of the transfer programs in elementary education and Generic Special Education in the state of Maryland. This program enables students to fulfill their General Education requirements, participate in fieldwork experiences, and complete a core of professional education course work 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 one of the following state-approved standardized test:  SAT, ACT, GRE or Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test.

Please Note:   ED 140 Introduction to Special Education is a requirement of Montgomery College's A.A.T. in Early Childhood Education 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 as part of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions.

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Techniques of Reading and Writing II (ENGF) 3
HE 201 Health and Fitness for Teachers  (HLHF) 3
MA 130  Elements of Mathematics I:  Mathematical Reasoning and Number Systems (MATF) 4
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication (SPCF) 3
Distribution courses  
IS 273 Integrated Arts  (ARTD) 3
HS 201 History of the United States (HUMD) 3
HS 202 History of the United States a Survey Course: from 1865 to the Present  (HUMD) 3
AN 101 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (BSSD) 3
PY 102 General Psychology (BSSD) 3
BI 101 General Biology (NSLD) 4
PC 101 Physical Science I (NSLD) 4
PC 102 Physical Science II (NSLD) 4
Program Requirements
ED 101 Foundations of Education 3
ED 102 Field Experience in Education 1
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 141 Field Experience in Special Education 1
ED 216 Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3
EN 101 Techniques of Reading and Writing I 3
GE 110 Global Geography 3
MA 131 Elements of Mathematics II:  Geometry and Algebra 4
MA 132 Elements of Mathematics III:  Probability, Statistics, and Problem Solving 4
PY 227 Educational Psychology 3

Total Credit Hours 68

* Students will need to demonstrate proficiency in computer literacy. They may do so by either taking CA120 or testing out of that requirement.
Program Outcomes for the Teacher Education Transfer Program A.A.T. - Elementary

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

  • Describe the policies, issues, and trends in the field of elementary education.
  • 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, children with disabilities, and children who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
  • Explain the importance of research for the purpose of understanding the educational needs of students and families.
  • Analyze and critique current scientifically-based research instructional practices.
  • Compare and contrast instructional strategies based on students’ learning style.
  • Develop clear learning goals that are appropriate for all students across the continuum of learning needs.
  • Explain the impact of culturally and linguistically diverse experiences on learning.
  • Identify the current and inclusive philosophies and practices in providing services for students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrate and utilize technology as a teaching/reinforcement tool.
  • Identify and explain the models of classroom and behavior management.
  • Collaborate with school personnel and service providers to facilitate and promote inclusive education for students.
  • Identify strategies for working and advocating for families of culturally and
  • linguistically diverse (CLD) students and students with disabilities in order to facilitate a child’s educational program.
  • Analyze and reflect upon teaching practices for the purpose of improving and differentiating instruction for students.
  • Identify community resources serving students with special needs and their families.
  • Demonstrate 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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Associate of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education: 604

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 an Early childhood 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 early childhood 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 one of the following state-approved standardized test:  SAT, ACT, GRE or Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test.

Please note: "This Introduction to Special Education course required by Montgomery College is a necessary requirement of the College's A.A.T. Degree in Early Childhood Education 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."

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Techniques of Reading and Writing  (ENGF) 3
Health Foundation 1
MA 130  Elements of Mathematics I:  Mathematical Reasoning and Number Systems  (MATF) 4
Distribution courses  
IS 273 Integrated Arts  (ARTD) 3
  Humanities distribution†  3
HS 201 History of the United States: from Colonial Time to 1865  (HUMD)

OR

   
HS 202 History of the United States a Survey Course: from 1865 to the Present  (HUMD) 3
GE 102 Cultural Geography  (BSSD)

OR

GE 110 Global Geography (BSSD) 3
PY 102 General Psychology  (BSSD)  3
Behavioral and social sciences distribution* 3
BI 101 General Biology  (NSLD) 4
PC 101 Physical Science I  (NSLD) 4
Program Requirements
ED 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ED 120 Child Growth and Development 3
ED 121 Curriculum Planning in Early Childhood Education 3
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 216 Processes and Acquisition of Reading 3
EN 101 Techniques of Reading and Writing I 3
MA 131 Elements of Mathematics II:  Geometry and Algebra 4
MA 132 Elements of Mathematics III:  Probability, Statistics, and Problem Solving 4
PC 102 Physical Science II 4

Total Credit Hours 64

*  Select Sociology, Anthropology, or Political Science
+ Select EN Literature course

Program Outcomes for the Teacher Education Transfer Program A.A.T. - Early Childhood Education

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

  • Describe the theories and principles of child development and learning and apply the theories and principles to their classroom teaching.
  • Identify the policies, issues, trends, and historical events in the field of early childhood education.
  • Use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way to positively influence children’s learning and development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
  • Demonstrate understanding of content areas and apply developmentally appropriate
  • approaches to enhance children’s learning and development.
  • Identify and explain the models of classroom and behavior management.
  • Identify strategies for working and advocating for families of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students and students with disabilities in order to facilitate a child’s educational program.
  • Analyze and reflect upon teaching practices for the purpose of improving and differentiating instruction for students.
  • Identify community resources serving students with special needs and their families.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as early childhood professionals who use ethical guidelines and NAEYC standards related to early childhood practice, and who are advocates for sound educational practices and policies.
  • Demonstrate 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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Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — Mathematics: 605

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 any mathematics secondary 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 mathematics 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 one of the following state-approved standardized test:  SAT, ACT, GRE or Praxis I Pre-Professional 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 as a part of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions."

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Techniques of Reading and Writing II  (ENGF) 3
Health foundation 1
MA 181 Calculus I  (MATF) 4
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication 3
Distribution courses  
IS 273 Integrated Arts  (ARTD) 3
  Humanities distribution 3
HS 201 History of the United States: a Survey Course: from Colonial Time to 1865  (HUMD) 3
PY 102 General Psychology (BSSD) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
PH 161 Mechanics and Heat  (NSND)  

OR

   
CH 101 Principles of Chemistry 1  (NSND) 3-4
PH 262 Physics Electricity and Magnetism  (NSLD)

OR

CH 102 Principles of Chemistry II (NSLD) 4
Program Requirements
ED 101 Foundations of Education 3
ED 102 Field Experience in Education 1
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 141 Field Experience in Special Education 1
CS 140 Introduction to Programming 3
MA 116 Elements of Statistics

OR

MA 282 Differential Equations 3
MA 182 Calculus II 4
MA 280 Multivariable Calculus 4
MA 282 Linear Algebra 4
PY 227 Educational Psychology 3

Total Credit Hours 62-63

Program Outcomes in the Teacher Education Transfer Program A.A.T. in Mathematics

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 mathematics.
  • 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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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 one of the following state-approved standardized test:  SAT, ACT, GRE or Praxis I Pre-Professional 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."

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Techniques of Reading and Writing  II  (ENGF) 3
Health foundation 1
MA 181 Calculus I  (MATF) 4
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication  (SPCF) 3
Distribution courses  
IS 273 Integrated Arts  (ARTD) 3
  Humanities distribution 3
HS 201 History of the United States: a Survey Course: from Colonial Time to 1865  (HUMD) 3
PY 102 General Psychology  (BSSD) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
BI 107 Principles of Biology  (NSLD)  

OR

   
CH 101 Principles of Chemistry 1  (NSLD) 4
PH 161 Mechanics and Heat   (NSND) 3
Program Requirements
ED 101 Foundations of Education 3
ED 102 Field Experience in Education 1
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 141 Field Experience in Special Education 1
MA 182 Calculus II 4
MA 280 Multivariable Calculus 4
PH 262 Physics Electricity and Magnetism 4
PH 263 Wave, Optics and Modern  Physics 4
PY 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
PY 227 Educational Psychology 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.

Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — Spanish: 602

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 any secondary education Spanish 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 teaching Spanish at the secondary level. 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 one of the following state-approved standardized test:  SAT, ACT, GRE or Praxis I Pre-Professional 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."

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Techniques of Reading and Writing  II  (ENGF) 3
Health foundation 1
Mathematics foundation 3
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication  (SPCF) 3
Distribution courses  
IS 273 Integrated Arts  (ARTD) 3
SN 101 Elementary I  (HUMD) 3
HS 203 Latin American History  (HUMD) 3
AN 101 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (BSSD) 3
PY 102 General Psychology (BSSD) 3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Natural science distribution 3-4 
Program Requirements
ED 101 Foundations of Education 3
ED 102 Field Experience in Education 1
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 141 Field Experience in Special Education 1
SN 102 Elementary Spanish II 3
SN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SN 215 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Comprehension 3
SN 216 Advanced Readings in Spanish Literature 3
PY 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
PY 227 Educational Psychology 3

Total Credit Hours 61-62

Program Outcomes in the Teacher Education Transfer Program A.A.T. in Spanish

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 Spanish.
  • 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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Associate of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education — Chemistry:610

New: Effective Semester - Fall 2009

This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a secondary education chemistry 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 chemistry education. The program enables students to fulfill their general education requirements, participate in fieldwork experiences, and complete a core of professional education course work appropriate for the first two years of teacher preparation. To earn the A.A.T., students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 and must present acceptable scores on one of the following state-approved standardized tests: SAT, ACT, GRE, or Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test.

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Techniques of Reading and Writing II (ENGF) 3
Health foundation 1
MA 182 Calculus II  (MATF) 4
Distribution courses  
IS 273 Integrated Arts (ARTD) 3
HS 201 History of the United States (HUMD) 3
PY 102 General Psychology (BSSD) 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution elective* 3
CH 101 Principles of Chemistry I  (NSLD) 4
PH 161 General Physics I:  Mechanics and Heat * (NSND) 3
Program Requirements
CH 102 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CH 203 Organic Chemistry I 5
CH 204 Organic Chemistry II 5
ED 101 Foundation of Education 3
ED 102 Field Experience in Education 1
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 141 Field Experience in Special Education 1
MA 181 Calculus I 4
PH 262 General Physics II:  Electricity and Magnetism† 4
PY 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
PY 227 Educational Psychology 3

Total Credit Hours 63

 

* Students must select a BSSC elective from a different discipline than PY.

†  Two semesters of Calculus-based physics (PH 161/262) will transfer to all institutions offering chemistry secondary teaching certification except Frostburg.  Algebra-based physics PH 203 and PH 204 will also satisfy the Montgomery College A.A.T. requirements;  however, these two courses will only transfer to chemistry education programs at Towson, Hood, Columbia Union, Goucher, or Frostburg Universities in Maryland


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 one of the following state-approved standardized tests: SAT, ACT, or GRE or Praxis I Preprofessional Skills Test.

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
EN 102 Techniques of Reading and Writing II  (ENGF) 3
Health foundation   1
Mathematics foundation 3
SP 108 Introduction to Human Communication (SPCF) 3
Distribution courses  
Arts distribution 3
  Humanities distribution* 3
Arts or humanities distribution†  3
PY 102 General Psychology (BSSD) 3
  Natural science distribution with lab 4
Natural science distribution 3-4
Program Requirements
ED 101 Foundations of Education 3
ED 102 Field Experience in Education 1
ED 140 Introduction to Special Education 3
ED 141 Field Experience in Special Education 1
EN 101 Techniques of Reading and Writing I 3
EN 105 Principles of English Grammar 3
EN 190 Introduction to Literature 3
EN 201 Introduction to World Literature I

OR

EN 202 Introduction to World Literature II 3
EN 211 Survey of American Literature I
OR
EN 212 Survey of American Literature II 3
EN 213 Survey of British Literature I  

OR

   
EN 214 Survey of British Literature II 3
PY 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
PY 227 Educational Psychology 3

Total Credit Hours 61-62

*   Recommended courses are HS 225 or HS 226

†  Recommended courses are HS 201 or HS 202

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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