Jun 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education 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 Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education is to prepare students to transfer to an Elementary Education and/or Elementary Special Education program at all Maryland state colleges and some private colleges. 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.

Math courses play an essential part in obtaining the AAT.ELMED degree. Therefore, students need to ensure that they are prepared for these math courses and that they are planned out in the best way possible, with special attention to the MATH-122 requirement. Students need to schedule an appointment with Basic Skills Advisor, Marsha Nusbaum, who will discuss your math planning in order to achieve your AAT goal.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education, Degree
Recommended Course Sequence: 63 Credits Required


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.

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 226 , and EDUC 231 ; one field experience allowed each term.

# Towson Elementary Education and Elementary Special Education transfers are encouraged to see an Education advisor for a substitution.

Diversity requirement: take ENGL 102 .

An Associate of Arts in Teaching degree requires a minimum of 9 credits of 200-level courses.


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