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  Dec 15, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education AAT


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: 601A

The teacher education transfer program AAT has 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 elementary education or generic special education program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The AAT articulates with all of the transfer programs in elementary education and generic special education in the state of Maryland. 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.

Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 68


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

HIST courses will not satisfy this requirement.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Distribution Courses


Total Credit Hours: 68


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

HIST courses will not satisfy this requirement.

Program Outcomes


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 him or her to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning.

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