ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE 2019 - 2020
TEACHER EDUCATION
Award: Associate of Arts Degree
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Dr. Sheila Allen at 443-412-2192, sallen@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This degree program prepares students for transfer into a four-year college or university education program in a specific area of study (e.g. biology, history, physical education, etc.). High school preparation should include four units of English, four units of math of which two should be algebra, and three units of science. Students should plan to take Praxis CORE or an equivalent assessment near completion of 45 credits. Check with transfer institution for pre-professional test requirements.

The teacher education student is expected to select an area of specialization for this degree based on the subject that he/she plans to teach. A minimum of twelve credits should be taken in the area of specialization or in related subjects. Consult with an advisor for appropriate course selection.

Twelve (12) credits must be taken in an area of specialization. See the following page for appropriate course selection in your area of specialization. Select courses in accordance with transfer institution requirements. See an advisor for assistance.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the Teacher Education A.A. degree programs, students will be able to
  1. Demonstrate professional teaching behavior including effective communication.
  2. Discuss the development of education/curriculum and select instructional techniques appropriate for a variety of students.
  3. Describe influences on growth and development, as well as theories of learning.
  4. Make decisions in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
  5. Summarize past and present practices pertaining to education.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
Past graduates of this program have transferred to four-year state colleges and universities in Maryland and to private and public colleges nationwide. To facilitate transfer, students should consult with an academic advisor early in their studies at HCC and before selecting elective courses.


EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary and middle school teaching positions will grow by 12% from 2012-2022 while high school teaching positions will grow by 6%.



Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Behavioral/Social Science
English Composition
Arts/Humanities
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues
Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
Mathematics
Biological/Physical Science
For AS, AA, and AAT degrees, Behavioral/Social Science and Arts/Humanities electives must be selected from two different disciplines.
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course . It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit , , course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
EDUC 101Introduction to Education *3
ENG 101English Composition 3
PSY 101General Psychology 3
Mathematics Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Total15
   
Second Semester Credits
CMST 101Speech Fundamentals 3
PSY 207Educational Psychology 3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
General Elective 3
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total14
   
Third Semester   Credits
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Biological/Physical Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
General Electives6
 Semester Total15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
EDUC 217Introduction to Special Education *3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
General Electives6
Physical Education Elective 1
 Semester Total16
   

* Students are required to participate in a thirty-hour field placement experience in addition to time spent in EDUC101 (Introduction to Education) and EDUC 217 (Introduction to Special Education). Field placement experiences take place sometime during regular school hours, generally between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. A criminal record check will be conducted prior to students entering a school setting.

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENTS
ART
ART 101Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 107Fundamentals of 3-D Design 3
ART 109Sculpture I 3
ART 111Drawing I 3
ART 113Painting I 3
ART 115Ceramics I 3
ART 120Digital Foundations I 3
ART 201Survey of Art History I 3
ART 202Survey of Art History II 3
ART 213Drawing II 3
PHOT 101Photography I 3
PHOT 131Black & White Photography3
or
PHOT 131Digital Photography I 3
Note: Depending on your expected transfer institution or art discipline interest, other art courses may be substituted. For some transfer institutions, the Art and Design program may provide better courses for transfer. Consult with an advisor.
BIOLOGY
BIO 107General Zoology 4
BIO 120General Biology I 4
BIO 121General Biology II 4
BIO 208Genetics 4
CHEM 111General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 112General Chemistry II A 4
CHEM 207Organic Chemistry I 4
PHYS 101Introductory Physics I 4
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
ASTR 151Introduction to Astronomy 3
ASTR 152Sky and Telescope Laboratory 1
BIO 100Fundamentals of Biology 4
BIO 210Nutrition 3
CHEM 111General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 114General Chemistry IIB 4
ES 105Earth Science 3
ES 106Earth Science Laboratory 1
PHYS 101Introductory Physics I 4
PHYS 102Introductory Physics II 4
HISTORY
ANTH 102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 101Macroeconomics
or
ECON 102Microeconomics 3
GEOG 101Physical Geography
or
GEOG 102Human Geography
or
GEOG 103World Regional Geography 3
HIST 101History of Western Civilization I 3
HIST 102History of Western Civilization II 3
HIST 103History of the United States I 3
HIST 104History of the United States II 3
PS 101American National Government 3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology 3
MUSIC SPECIALIZATION (Instrumental and/or Vocal)
Students interested in teaching music should major in music and register for EDUC 101 in the first semester as the general elective and PSY 101 as the GB elective. Students are encouraged to also take EDUC 217 although it is not required for the music degree.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION
BIO 119Biology for Health Professionals 4
BIO 203Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 204Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM 111General Chemistry I 4
HLTH 101Contemporary Health Issues 3
*PE 160Beginning Swimming 1
TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
(all substitutions must be made for full transfer to UMES)
MATH 101College Algebra 3
BIO 120General Biology 4
PHYS 101Introductory Physics I 4
MATH 103Trigonometry 3
ECON 101Macroeconomics 3
PHYS 102Introductory Physics II 4
ENG 102English Composition and Literature3
EDUC 219Every Day Class Assessment 3
CADD 101Intro to CADD3
ENG 203English Literature: Survey of English Literature 3
ENGT 101Intro to Engineering Technology 3
MUS 216World Music
or
PHIL 200Principles of Logic
or
PHIL 205Ethics
or
PHIL 222Environmental Ethics 3
ART 121Intro to Drawing: Non-Art Majors 3

MIDDLE SCHOOL
(select 12 credits total from one or more specialization)
ENGLISH SPECIALIZATION:
ENG 203English Literature: Survey of English Literature I
or
ENG 204English Literature: Survey of English Literature II 3
ENG 205American Literature: Colonial Through the Civil War
or
ENG 206American Literature: Late 19th and 20th Centuries 3
ENG 233African-American Literature
or
ENG 234Ethnic American Literature 3
MATH SPECIALIZATION:
MATH 101College Algebra 3
MATH 203Calculus I 4
MATH 204Calculus II 4
MATH 216Introduction to Statistics 4
SCIENCE SPECIALIZATION:
BIO 100Fundamentals of Biology 4
BIO 120General Biology I 4
CHEM 111General Chemistry I 4
ES 105Earth Science 3
ES 106Earth Science Laboratory 1
SOCIAL STUDIES SPECIALIZATION:
ANTH 102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 101Macroeconomics 3
ECON 102Microeconomics 3
GEOG 102Human Geography
or
GEOG 103World Regional Geography 3
HIST 101History of Western Civilization I
or
HIST 104History of the United States II 3
HIST 103History of the United States I 3
HIST 109World History I 3
HIST 110World History II 3
PS 101American National Government 3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology 3

Select concentration courses in accordance with requirements at transfer institution. See an advisor for assistance. Speak with an advisor if you are interested in teaching a subject which is not listed.

*These courses are inactive. Please meet with an advisor to discuss possibilities.