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Academic Advisor with student

Are you interested in teaching, but not sure where to start? The TEACH Institute advisor supports education students, like you, here at Anne Arundel Community College. By working with your advisor, you can reach your academic and transfer goals in the following ways:

  • Understand program requirements and course prerequisites.
  • Select courses and create a path toward successful degree completion.
  • Develop a plan for preparing for and passing the Praxis Core.
  • Navigate the transfer process.
  • Explore career development opportunities.
  • Practice effective learning strategies and time management skills.
  • Get involved with the Student Education Association.

Who is my Advisor?

Find your advisor below. Advisors are available to meet with you by appointment. 

Teacher Education

Assigned advisors by first initial of last name:

Christine Bridgman

Eileen Harrington

To schedule an appointment, visit the Virtual Advising Center.

Credit or Noncredit?

Most career training tracks are credit programs leading to a degree, certificate or letter of recognition. However, some child care training and teacher professional development courses are offered through noncredit. If you are not sure which track you need to pursue, contact us at

New Student?

New students who wish to take credit classes but have never been enrolled in Anne Arundel Community College must apply to the college before scheduling an appointment with an advisor. Refer to Apply and Register for more information. If you already know which degree or certificate you wish to pursue, pick from the codes below.

TEACH Certification and Degree Program Codes

The following degrees and certificates are offered through the TEACH Institute and are listed in the catalog. If you are following a different catalog year, your degree/certificate codes might be different. If you are a current student, you can change your program/degree code on MyAACC.


Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Early Childhood Development - AAS.EDU.ECD

Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) 

Early Childhood Education/Special Education - AAT.EDU.ECE

Elementary/Elementary Special Education - AAT.EDU.ELEM-ESE

Associate of Arts (AA)

Teacher Education -  AA.EDU.TEACH

First Time College Student?

Students who have never attended college and do not have ACT, SAT, AP or CLEP scores will need to be assessed for proficiency in English, reading and mathematics prior to meeting with an advisor to schedule classes. For more information about the placement assessment, including how to prepare for it, explore AACC's Academic Support Services.