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hcc catalogue '11-'12




Social Sciences - Programs of Study

Secondary Education–Physics
Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (Transfer)
Application Code 209
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-Physics 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-Physics in the state of Maryland. Students who receive the A.A.T. degree must have a cumulative G.P.A. 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-Physics major at their Maryland transfer institution.



GENERAL EDUCATION CORECredits
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 SciencesHistory Core Course (see p. 63)3

PSYC-101 General Psychology3
ScienceCHEM-101 General Inorganic Chemistry I4

GEOL-107 Introduction to Physical Geology3

GEOL-117 Introduction to Physical Geology Lab1
MathematicsMATH-181 Calculus I4



REQUIRED COURSES RELATED TO MAJOR
ASTR-104Elementary Astronomy3
ASTR-114Elementary Astronomy Lab1
EDUC-110Introduction to Education3
EDUC-200Introduction to Special Education3
EDUC-260Educational Psychology3
MATH-182Calculus II4
MATH-260Differential Equations3
PHYS-110General Physics I (Calculus)4
PHYS-111General Physics II (Calculus)4
PHYS-112General Physics III (Calculus)3
PSYC-204Adolescent Psychology3


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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







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