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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Social Sciences/Teacher Education Programs of Study

Secondary Education–English
Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (Transfer)
For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

Secondary Education is defined as grades seven through twelve  in the state of Maryland. This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a Secondary Education-English program at a four-year college or university in the state of Maryland. The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree has been articulated with all transfer programs in Secondary Education-English in the state of Maryland. Students who receive the A.A.T. degree must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75, pass a required basic skills test,* and complete 45 hours of field experience.** Upon completion of the A.A.T. degree, students are eligible to be admitted as a Secondary Education-English major at their Maryland transfer institution.

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &
 Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 62)

Arts Core Course (see p. 62)

Literature Core Course (see p. 61)9-11
Social SciencesHIST-111 American History to 1877


HIST-112 American History Since 18773

PSYC-101 General Psychology3
ScienceScience Core Courses (see p. 64; 

must include one course with lab)7-8
MathematicsMathematics Core Course (see p. 64)3-5
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging 

Issues Core Course (see p. 64)2-3

EDUC-110Introduction to Education3
EDUC-200Introduction to Special Education3
EDUC-260Educational Psychology3
ENGL-201 ORAmerican Literature I OR
 ENGL-202  American Literature II3
ENGL-203 OREnglish Literature I OR
 ENGL-204 English Literature II3
ENGL-210Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama3
ENGL-226 ORWorld Literature I OR
 ENGL-227 World Literature II3
ENGL-240Applied English Grammar3
EnglishEnglish Elective (see p. 65)3
PSYC-204Adolescent Psychology3


1 One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
*Students in a Teacher Education transfer pattern must submit scores from a required basic skills test to the Social Sciences and Teacher Education division prior to the completion of the 30th credit hour. Scores from the basic skills tests are used for admission to four-year Teacher Education programs and are required for teacher certification in Maryland and most other states. Basic skills test options and Maryland passing scores are:
•Praxis I – 177 in Math, 177 in Reading, 173 in Writing or total composite score of 527 OR
•SAT – composite score of 1100 in Math and Verbal (prior to 4/95, the SAT score equivalent is 1000) OR
•ACT – composite score of 24 OR
•GRE – composite score of 297 (prior to 9/1/11, the GRE score equivalent is 1000)
** Students are required to complete 15 hours of field experience for each of the following courses as part of the degree requirements: EDUC-110, EDUC-200, and EDUC-260.

The Introduction to Special Education course required by Howard 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 part of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and teacher education certification at four-year institutions.

Written Arrangements

Name and Location of Other InstitutionPortion of Program at Other Institution Method of Delivery at Other InstitutionEstimated Additional Costs

Howard County Public School System

18 Schools, Howard County Maryland

EDUC-110, EDUC-200, EDUC-260: 15 hours outside of class time for each course

Observation/participation in assigned classroom$0.00-$124.00 per course depending on assigned school

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST