2009 CCBC College Catalog

Teacher Education - Early Childhood Education

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

General Education Requirements:

 
____SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
3
____ENGL 101 College Composition I
3
____ENGL 102 College Composition II
3
____PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
3
General Education Electives:
 
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)
____Information Technology

3

____Arts and Humanities (FAPA 100)

3

____Biological and Physical Sciences

7-8

____Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

____Global,Historical, and Cultural Perspectives
2
____Mathematics

3-5

____Wellness and Health

3

 Total General Education:
36-38

Pre-Professional Education Requirements

 
____EDTR 120* Growth and Development in Early Childhood
3
____EDTR 121* Curriculum and Materials in Early Childhood Education
3
____EDTR/PSYC 107 Introduction to Special Education

3

____EDTR/MNGT 204 Early Childhood Management

3

____EDTR 222

Observing and Recording Children's Behavior

3

____EDTR 273A Field-Based Experience: Early Childhood Education
3
Total Pre-Professional Education Requirements:
18
Recommended Pre-Professional Education Electives
(Selection of electives dependent upon articulation with four-year transfer institution and the number of credits required to complete the A.A. degree.)
____EDTR 101 Foundations of Education

3

____EDTR/PSYC 103 Principles of Human Growth and Development

3

____EDTR/PSYC 122** Infant and Toddler Growth and Development

3

____EDTR 123*** The School Age Child

3

____EDTR 124 Nutrition, Health and Safety in Early Childhood

3

____EDTR 214 Parent, Teacher and Community Relations

3

____EDTR/PSYC 215 Educational Psychology

3

____EDTR 221 Management and Guidance of Children's Behavior

3

____EDTR 242 Processes and Acquisition of Reading

3

Total Credits Required for Degree

61-65

NOTE:
* Completion of EDTR 120 and EDTR 121 fulfills the requirements for the 90-hour certification in Early Childhood in the state of Maryland.
** Completion of EDTR 122 fulfills the requirements for the 45-hour certification in Infant and Toddler in the state of Maryland.
*** Completion of EDTR 123 fulfills the requirements for the 45-hour certification in Group Leader in the state of Maryland.

 

Program Description:
 
This degree is provided for students who changed their major from another program or degree option where they earned 35 or more credits. It does not transfer seamlessly to Maryland four-year institutions offering Teacher Education programs. Students pursuing the A.A. degree option must meet with the CCBC Teacher Education Director or their campus coordinator before registering for classes.

Teacher Education majors are strongly encouraged to take the PRAXIS I Series Core Battery Tests upon completion of the pre-professional education requirements and are required to register for PRAXIS I Series Core Battery Tests****(see exceptions below) prior to participating in EDTR 273: Field-Based Experience. Passing the PRAXIS I Series Core Battery Tests is a requirement for acceptance into most colleges of education. It also is required for Maryland State teacher certification. CCBC offers PRAXIS I Series Core Battery Tests prep courses to help prepare students for the tests.

****In place of Praxis I, Maryland will accept the following options from candidates:

  • SAT taken after 2005: math and critical reading composite score of 1100.
  • SAT taken between April, 1995, and 2005: math and verbal composite score of 1100.
  • SAT taken prior to April, 1995,: math and verbal composite score of 1000.
  • ACT composite score of 24.
  • GRE math and verbal composite score of 1000.

Early Childhood Education in Maryland includes pre-K – grade 3.
 

For Information Contact:

Director of Teacher Education:
Linda Gronberg-Quinn
443-840-4153 or lgronberg@ccbcmd.edu

Teacher Education Campus Coordinators:
CCBC Catonsville
Danielle Holland
443-840-4441 or dholland@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Dundalk
443-840-3031

CCBC Essex
Karen Roe
443-840-1430 or kroe@ccbcmd.edu