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Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education - Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (Transfer)

Have a hand in shaping the future of children: Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

HCC's Early Childhood (PreK - 3rd grade) teacher education programs prepare students to transfer to either an Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Special Education program at a four-year college or university. The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree allows seamless transfer for qualified graduates to all early childhood education programs in Maryland.

As a graduate, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the learning process, as well as child and adolescent development, with an emphasis on students with special needs.
  2. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of content including the theories, concepts, and skills central to the discipline or disciplines one intends to teach.
  3. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of teaching practices including construction of engaging learning activities, assessment for and of learning, and the design and maintenance of supportive learning environments.
  4. Engage in ethical reasoning in the educational field.

Visit the Teacher Education instructional area for all related programs.

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