Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education AAT: 601A

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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.

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.

Total Credit Hours: 61

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A ,, if needed for ENGL 102  , or choose one of PSCI 101  or PSCI 102  not used for NSLD distribution course.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Distribution Courses

General Education Elective

Total Credit Hours: 61

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A ,, if needed for ENGL 102  , or choose one of PSCI 101  or PSCI 102  not used for NSLD distribution course.

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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