students in Maryland can earn an associates degree (the Associate of
Arts in Teaching) that
fulfills the first two years of a Maryland Elementary Education
Teaching Program. Students who complete the AAT in Elementary
Education may transfer smoothly to any Maryland 4-year college,
public or private. This is the recommended path for any
student interested in majoring in Elementary Education at a Maryland
four-year institution. Visit the M.C.
Education Page for more information.
College & University Programs:
Education Majors List - education programs offered by four-year
schools within a 50-mile driving radius of MC - Rockville
Partnership with Universities
at Shady Grove: Bachelor
of Science in Elementary Education/Special Education
offered by Towson University. Finish a four-year
degree in Montgomery County.
Scholarships and Special
Teacher Incentive Updates
Maryland Department of Education, including scholarships, stipends
and mentoring programs.
College's ED 101 Foundations of Education, 3 credits, and ED
102, Field Experience in Education to explore the field.
Meet with an
adviser in the Education
Program at the Rockville Campus. Meet with an adviser
EVERY SEMESTER to get assistance with choosing classes.
listed in one of the AAT's listed above. With the help of a counselor
or adviser, choose general courses first if you're not sure
about committing to this major.
possible four-year schools as early as possible to discuss
becoming an education major. Go on a campus admissions
tour and contact the Education Department of each school
directly to talk about visiting and getting advised. Take
your unofficial transcript with you as well as a copy of the MC
catalog so advisers can see the outline of the AAT and better
help you select courses at MC.
Volunteer or work
in the field of education - most education programs require that
you submit references from at least two supervisors who have
observed you working with children. Get started on these
experiences as soon as possible - they'll also help you decide
whether this career is a good match for you. Try some of
these links to find out how to volunteer or become employed:
Maryland Department of Education Certification
Praxis Test Information: registration, test dates, sample tests.
County Public Schools Employment Page
Do I Get Certified to Teach?" Information
Can I Do with a Major in Education?
as a Profession - the Occupational Outlook Handbook
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