Secondary Education–English Degree
This curriculum prepares students to transfer to any secondary education English program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The AAT articulates with all Maryland transfer programs in secondary English education. The program enables students to fulfill their General Education requirements, participate in fieldwork experiences, and complete a core of professional education coursework appropriate for the first two years of teacher preparation.
To earn the AAT students must achieve a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA and present acceptable scores on a state approved basic skills test.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Identify major historical events in education and analyze the impact of those events with current educational trends.
- Identify the psychological, cognitive, emotional, and physical characteristics of typically developing children and adolescents, with specific consideration to disabilities and cultural and linguistic diversity.
- Analyze and critique current scientifically-based research and culturally responsive instructional practices for the purpose of understanding the educational needs of students and families.
- Identify the current and inclusive philosophies for differentiating instruction to analyze, improve, and facilitate instruction for diverse learners.
- Demonstrate and utilize technology as a teaching/reinforcement tool.
- Develop excellent written, verbal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, which will allow him or her to effectively make connections between prior knowledge/experience and new learning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of the English language, some aspects of its history an development, writing strategies for both literary and academic discourse, and literary works form a variety or cultures, historical periods, and genres.
Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process.
MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all education transfer agreements.
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A suggested Secondary Education–English AAT course sequence for full-time students follows.
All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.
Suggested Course Sequence
- EDUC 101 - Foundations of Education 3 semester hours
- EDUC 102 - Field Experience in Education 1 semester hour
- ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing 3 semester hours
- ENGL 110 - Principles of English Grammar 3 semester hours
- Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
- COMM 108 - Foundations of Human Communication 3 semester hours (GEIR)
- EDUC 201 - Introduction to Special Education 3 semester hours
- EDUC 202 - Field Experience in Special Education 1 semester hour
- ENGL 102 - Critical Reading, Writing, and Research 3 semester hours (ENGF)
- ENGL 190 - Introduction to Literature 3 semester hours (HUMD)
- PSYC 102 - General Psychology 3 semester hours (BSSD)
- ENGL 201 - Introduction to World Literature I 3 semester hours
- ENGL 202 - Introduction to World Literature II 3 semester hours
- ENGL 211 - Survey of American Literature I 3 semester hours
- ENGL 212 - Survey of American Literature II 3 semester hours
- PSYC 227 - Educational Psychology 3 semester hours
- Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)**
- Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
- ENGL 213 - Survey of British Literature I 3 semester hours
- ENGL 214 - Survey of British Literature II 3 semester hours
- ISTD 173 - Integrated Arts 3 semester hours (ARTD)
- PSYC 216 - Adolescent Psychology 3 semester hours
- Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)‡
- Natural sciences distribution 3 semester hours (NSND)
** Behavioral and Social Science Distribution (BSSD) courses must come from a different discipline other than PYSC.
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