Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education–Physics AAT: 603

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: 603

This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a secondary education physics program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The AAT articulates with all Maryland transfer programs in secondary physics 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 either achieve a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA or achieve a 2.75 - 2.99 cumulative GPA along with presenting acceptable scores on one of the following state-approved basic skills tests: SAT, ACT, Praxis I PPST, or Praxis Core academic skills tests.

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

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 review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

Fourth Semester

Total Credit Hours: 65

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , if needed for ENGL 102 , or elective.

** Behavioral and social science distribution (BSSD) courses must come from a different discipline than PSYC.

***One of these courses must meet the global and cultural perspectives requirement.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Foundation Courses

Distribution Courses

General Education Institutional Requirement

Total Credit Hours: 65

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

** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from a different discipline than PSYC.

***One of these courses must meet the global/multicultural course 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.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the application of physics to include mechanics, electricity, wave theory, and modern physics.

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