Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Elementary Education/Generic Special Education, A.A.T.

Associate of Arts in Teaching | TCHR.ELM.SPECED.AAT | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 13.1202
Visit Lanham Hall, Room 228A or call 301-546-0697 for your faculty advisor

Program Description

This is a recommended program of study for students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree with the goal of teaching elementary education, grades 1-6 or generic special education, grades 1-12.

Students in this program are required to submit to a medical and criminal background check in order to participate in the required fieldwork courses. More information about the procedure, cost, timeline, etc. can be obtained through the Education Department Advisor. 

Participation in the required fieldwork courses is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the medical and criminal background check. If a student is denied a fieldwork placement (which is required to complete the program) due to a medical and/or background check result, the student will meet with his or her advisor to discuss options, which could include dropping the course and changing program of study.

Graduation Information: 3.0 cumulative GPA, or 2.75-2.99 cumulative GPA and qualifying scores on the basic skills assessment for teacher licensure as established by the State Superintendent of Schools and as approved by the State Board of Education; and 45 hours of supervised field experience are required. Students may be required to take additional courses including special educations courses as part of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification at four-year institutions.

Note: All courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Elementary Education/Generic Special Education A.A.T. will be able to:

  • Apply child development and learning theories when choosing developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum for specific and groups of children
  • Differentiate instruction for a variety of purposes and groups of children
  • Discuss the skills needed to be an effective part of an educational team
  • Discuss the skills necessary to communicate effectively with families and the community
  • Plan, implement, assess, and evaluate student learning outcomes for a variety of purposes
  • Apply multicultural principles and strategies to the planning, instruction, pedagogical, and assessment processes in a classroom


General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Elementary Education/Generic Special Education A.A.T.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 63 Credits

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