2010 CCBC College Catalog
All courses offered through the Education Departments are labeled EDTR. Departmental course numbers range from 100-299. Courses with 100 level designations represent foundational study. Courses with 200 level designations represent advanced study and application.
Each education program area, i.e. Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education is identified by subsets of numbers within the 100 and 200 levels. They are as follows:
Generic Teacher Education*/Cross Listed
100 - 119 and 200 - 219
Early Childhood Education
120 - 139 and 220 - 239
140 - 149 and 240 - 249
150 - 159 and 250 - 259
160 - 169 and 260 - 269
170 - 179 and 270 - 279
*Generic Teacher Education refers to the common coursework included across all education program areas.
**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 prior to participating in EDTR 273: Field Experience. Students must meet with the CCBC Teacher Education Director or their campus coordinator before registering for classes.
When applying for admission to the Teacher Education program, students must include the appropriate campus designation and curriculum code on the application. The campus designations are as follows:
C = Catonsville
D = Dundalk
E = Essex
The curriculum codes are as follows:
190 A.A. degree in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education
191 A.A.T. degree in Early Childhood Education
192 A.A.T. degree in Elementary Education/Generic Special Education Pre K-12
193 A.A.T. degree in Secondary Education, Chemistry
194 A.A.T. degree in Secondary Education, Mathematics
195 A.A.T. degree in Secondary Education, Physics
196 A.A.T. degree in Secondary Education, Spanish
301 - A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood Development
Why Choose Education?
These degree programs prepare students to enter a profession whose demand is at an all-time high. Skilled and competent teachers are needed, especially as a growing number of teachers prepare to retire in the next decade, and the state of Maryland is projecting expanded growth for universal pre-K and compulsory education through age eighteen. Whether students are just beginning a degree, currently working in the education field, or hold a bachelor’s degree and are seeking certification in the State of Maryland, they can pursue a Teacher Education track that meets their specific career or transfer goals. Practical courses combined with general education offerings and field-based experiences equip students with both experience and credentials upon graduation. Associate degree options and an alternative certification course of study provide flexible pathways to enter this rewarding profession.
The Pathway to Teaching for Career Changers is designed for people who hold a bachelor’s degree and seek certification in order to be licensed to teach in a Maryland public school. People pursuing this pathway should submit their official transcripts to MSDE for review and meet with a CCBC Teacher Education Director or their campus coordinator before registering for classes.
CCBC offers an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree pathway in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education. The A.A. 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.
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree career program in Early Childhood Development also is an option for students in the education major. The A.A.S. degree career program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in the child care field. A.A.S. degree holders may pursue careers as program directors, senior staff teachers and assistants for quality child care centers and preschools.
The Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) degree is an option at CCBC for transfer students in Early Childhood, Elementary Education/Generic Special Education Pre K-12, Secondary-Chemistry, Secondary-Math, Secondary-Physics, and Secondary-Spanish Education. These degree options guarantee a seamless transfer to Maryland four-year public, independent, and most private institutions in the teacher education major. Students should note the differences between the A.A. and the A.A.T. degrees, especially the requirements of successful passage of the PRAXIS I, the SAT, the ACT, or GRE, and the 2.75 GPA. All students who wish to pursue the A.A.T. degree must see the CCBC Teacher Education Director or their campus coordinator before registering for classes.
For Information Contact:
CCBC Director of Teacher Education
443-840-4153 or email@example.com
Teacher Education Campus Coordinators:
443-840-4441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
443-840-1430 or email@example.com