Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

Secondary Education-English, A.A.T.

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Program Director: Susan Sies · Phone: 410-386-8325 · Email: ssies@carrollcc.edu

The purpose of the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree program in Secondary  Education–English is to prepare students to transfer to Maryland colleges and universities with English and Secondary Education programs. Through student-centered instruction, advising, service learning opportunities, and classroom field placements, graduates are well prepared to enter a baccalaureate program. Students leave the program with a wealth of experience and understanding of professionalism as well as the rewards and challenges of teaching in a diverse society.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education English
Recommended Course Sequence: 60 Credits



Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze theories and principles of student learning.
  2. Correlate classroom learning including cultural competence, inclusion, and professionalism to authentic classroom experiences.
  3. Develop ideas for supporting and empowering diverse families and communities and involving families in their children’s learning through reciprocal relationships.
  4. Use current and inclusive philosophies to analyze and facilitate differentiating instruction for diverse learners.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of the English language, writing strategies for literary and academic discourse, and literary works from a variety of cultures, historical periods, and genres.

Student Notices

To receive the degree, students must have a 2.750 GPA and meet the Basic Skills Assessment Requirement established by the Maryland State Department of Education. Students are encouraged to earn a minimum grade of C in all A.A.T. course requirements to ensure a smooth transfer and work with an Education Program Director.

The Introduction to Special Education course required by Carroll 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.

* Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in field experiences (EDUC 121 EDUC 126 , and EDUC 131 ); one field experience allowed each term.

Diversity requirement: take ENGL 102 .

Disclosure Regarding Programs for Professional Licensure or Certification

Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.


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