Program website

Education Program Manager: Julie Horton
Phone: 301.846.2461

Early Childhood Education Program Manager: Delaine Welch
Phone: 301.846.2559

Teacher Preparation

Students wishing to teach Early Childhood Education/Special Education, Elementary/Special Education, English, Mathematics, or Spanish/World Languages can pursue an Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.). These degrees transfer to most four-year institutions in the state of Maryland as the complete first two years of Teacher Preparation. Students are required to earn a "C" or better in all courses, achieve a 3.0 GPA, OR achieve a 2.75 GPA and have qualifying scores on one of the state-approved basic skills tests for future teachers.

Students wishing to teach in certification areas other than those covered by an A.A.T. degree should consider the Education Area of Concentration in the Social Sciences A.A. degree. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Education Program Coordinator and to consult with the Education Department at their transfer institution in order to plan their coursework.