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  Dec 16, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education AAT


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The teacher education transfer program AAT 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 AAT articulates with all Maryland transfer programs in early childhood 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.

Please note: EDUC 201 - Introduction to Special Education  is a requirement of Montgomery College's AAT 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 a part of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions.

Participation in field experiences with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)  is an important component of all teacher education transfer programs at Montgomery College.  Completion of fingerprinting for state and federal level background checks (or documentation of recent prior completion) is mandatory for enrollment in any course requiring experiences in MCPS.  Further information on background checks may be found on the School of Education website at http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department.aspx?id=10505 

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should consult an advisor.

First Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 64


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

‡ Select ENGL literature course.

‡‡ Select sociology, anthropology, or political science.

 

 

 

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


Total Credit Hours: 64


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

‡ Select ENGL literature course.

‡‡ Select sociology, anthropology, or political science.

 

Program Outcomes


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 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 National Association for the Education of Young Children 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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