Award: Associate of Arts Degree – Option in Teacher Education
For more information: Contact Prof. Sheila Allen at
443-412-2192, email@example.com; or Advising, Career,
and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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This degree program prepares students for transfer
into a four-year college or university secondary education
program. High school preparation should include four units of English, three units of math of which two should be algebra, and three units of science. Students should plan to take Praxis I, the first part
of the national teacher exam, near completion of 45 credit hours, which includes core English and math competencies. Information can be obtained from the Test and Assessment Center or the Educational Studies Division.
Students must have a qualifying score on Praxis I to earn the degree. Students may meet the testing requirement by submitting individual scores at or above the current state qualifying score on Praxis I: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics or a composite score that is above the current state qualifying score on Praxis I, SAT, GRE, or ACT. A composite score is the combined total of state qualifying scores on the three Praxis I assessments or a current qualifying score on the SAT, GRE, or ACT.
The student will meet the essential technical standards that include physical abilities and behavioral and professional characteristics necessary for the student to successfully complete the Teacher Education Program.
Upon completion of the Teacher Education Degree Programs, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate professional teaching behavior including effective communication.
- Discuss the development of education/curriculum and select instructional techniques appropriate for a variety of students.
- Identify influences on development and compare theories of learning.
- Make decisions in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
Past graduates of this program have transferred to four-year state colleges and universities in Maryland and to private and public colleges nationwide. To facilitate transfer, students should consult with an academic advisor early in their studies at HCC and before selecting elective courses.
According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 1.1 million secondary school public teachers will be needed by 2018.
Recommended Course Sequence
* General Education courses should be selected with
consideration of the requirements of the college to which
the student plans to transfer. Students should select these
courses with the assistance of an advisor. Three of the
nine Behavioral/Social Science credits do not have to meet
general education requirements.
** General electives are designed for special courses in the
area of specialization. See an advisor for appropriate
*** The Introduction to Special Education course required by
Harford Community College is a necessary requirement
of the College’s 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.