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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education-Chemistry A.A.T.

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

Faculty Advisor for Chemistry: Dr. Raza Khan · 410-386-8222 · Email: rkhan@carrollcc.edu

The purpose of the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree program in Secondary Education–Chemistry is to prepare students to transfer to Maryland colleges and universities with Chemistry 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, Chemistry Secondary Education, Degree
Recommended Course Sequence: 67 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.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the application of chemistry through the level of CHEM-202: Organic Chemistry 2.


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.

The Associate of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education-Chemistry program provides two transfer options to Maryland colleges and universities with Chemistry and Secondary Education programs. Students who complete the algebra-based physics courses, PHYS-101 and PHYS-102, have the opportunity for transfer to the following Maryland colleges and universities: Columbia Union College, Frostburg State University, Hood College and Towson University. Students who take the calculus-based physics courses, PHYS-111 and PHYS-212, can transfer to any Maryland college and university program that offers Chemistry and Secondary Education programs.

* 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.

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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