Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education - Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree (Transfer)
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:
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the learning process, as well as child and adolescent development, with an emphasis on students with special needs.
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge of content including the theories, concepts, and skills central to the discipline or disciplines one intends to teach.
- 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.
- Engage in ethical reasoning in the educational field.
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