Catalog Year 2017/2018

Area of Concentration within the A.A. in Social Sciences (Transfer)

Designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution outside of the state of Maryland to obtain a baccalaureate degree and earn state teacher certification, or for students whose desired teaching discipline is not reflected in existing A.A.T. programs.  

Two Year Course Rotation


Delaine Welch
Program Manager

Nicole Welch
Academic Office Manager
Office: H-225
Area of Concentration within the A.A. in Social Sciences (Transfer)
  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement.
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements.
  • In some General Education categories (Mathematics, Biological & Physical Sciences), a 4-credit course selected from the GenEd course list will satisfy the requirement in place of a 3-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting these courses.
  • For the PE/Health requirement, a 3-credit Physical Education or Health course may satisfy the requirement in place of a 1-credit course. Students should check with an advisor before selecting this course.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in EN 101.
  • Students must complete a minimum of nine credits at the 200-level.
Course  Credits
EN 101–English Composition  3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Two courses selected from different disciplines
Social & Behavioral Sciences Electives (GenEd course list)   6
Arts & Humanities
Arts Elective (GenEd course list)   3
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) 3
Communications Elective CMSP 103 Speech Fundamentals 3
Biological & Physical Sciences  Two courses, one of which must be a lab course
Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 7
General Education Elective Select from GenEd course list
General Education Elective (GenEd course list) 3

PE/Health Requirement 


Concentration Courses
ED 102 Schools and Society 3
PS 101 General Psychology 3
ED 202 Educational Psychology 3
ED 203 Foundations of Special Education (satisfies cultural competence requirement) 3
ED/PS 208 Human Growth and Development or
PS 204 Psychology of Adolescence

Please consult with a transfer advisor at your transfer institution of choice to select courses applicable to your planned area of teacher certification and any needed testing requirements for future teachers. 13


Area of Concentration within the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Social Sciences

Students will be able to:
1.       Identify, apply and discuss major concepts, principles, and theories related to human development by completing one or more papers and projects based on observation of children and adolescents.
2.       Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum approaches and effective methods of teaching and learning through creating and presenting lesson plans applicable to course topics.
3.       Compose and collect artifacts (i.e. papers, projects) for current and future portfolios and participate in activities (i.e. case study experiences, interviews) to demonstrate how students differ in their development and approaches to learning.
4.       Demonstrate characteristics of future teachers by behaving professionally at events and experiences both on and off campus, utilizing college-level skills in course assignments, etc.
5.       Develop an initial knowledge base in future teaching content areas by successfully completing coursework in relevant areas.