2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education/Generic Special Education PreK-12 Transfer, A.A.T.

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Program Code: EDU.AAT.TEG

This program enables graduates to transfer to a four-year institution to major in elementary education and teach first through sixth grade including middle school or to major in special education and teach students with mild to moderate disabilities from Pre-K through 12th grade. Students should familiarize themselves with the program requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer. In order to graduate, students must obtain a grade point average of 2.75 or better and receive a grade of “C” or better in all required courses. They must also obtain Praxis Core individual scores of 156 in reading, 162 in writing and 150 in mathematics. Praxis Core can be waived by earning a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better after all program requirements have been fulfilled or by earning minimum scores in one of the following standardized tests: SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) combined reading and mathematics score of 1,180; ACT (American College Testing) composite score of 24; or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) combined verbal and quantitative score of 297.

First Year

Second Year


* This course has a prerequisite.

+ This course is required for students who plan to major in special education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the historical, philosophical, sociological, political and legal foundations of education and explain the structure and organization of schools, roles of classroom teachers, influences on teaching and learning and contemporary educational policy and issues;
  2. Explain and compare the major theories, concepts and principles of child development;
  3. Identify and describe student learning and motivation principles and theories through research, study and observation of elementary school children; and
  4. Plan instruction based on learning theory and curriculum goals that address the needs of diverse learners, encourage higher order thinking skills and promote active and collaborative engagement in learning.

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