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AACC offers a various Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degrees for students preparing to transfer to a four-year institution in the University of Maryland System to obtain a baccalaureate degree and earn a state teacher certification. AACC's AAT degree transfers in its entirety to any four-year public college in Maryland.

Learn more about our AAT degrees in the following areas in the College Catalog or visit our Quick Facts page to answer many of your questions.

    Early Childhood Education/Special Education (Preschool through Grade 3)
    Elementary/Special Education (Grades 1-8)
    Secondary Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
    Secondary English (Grades 7-12)
    Secondary Math (Grades 7-12)
    Secondary Physics (Grades 7-12)
    Secondary Spanish (Grades 7-12) 
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      Are you...

      Currently attending an Anne Arundel County Public High School?
      You may be eligible to earn college credits through the Pathways Program if you have satisfied the requirements of the AACPS Early Childhood completer program, or through a statewide agreement if you have earned the 90+9 hour certificate.PDF Or you can take college courses  through our Jump Start program for 50% off regular tuition. Contact the TEACH advisor to learn more.

      A recent high school graduate or returning adult learner with no or some college?
      It's never too late to begin coursework to earn an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree from AACC that prepares you to transfer to a four-year college within the Maryland University system. Learn more about transferring credits and education-related scholarships.

      A career changer or private/parochial teacher with a bachelor's degree seeking certification?
      AACC can help you become a certified teacher in the state of Maryland. Regardless of the route you choose...you will need to satisfy the Praxis1: PPST requirement. For further information, visit our Career Changers page or contact the TEACH advisor.

      A child care provider seeking an AAT degree?
      If you successfully completed a 45-hour pre-service training offered by a Maryland MSDE approved vendor, you may be eligible to take a challenge exam to receive articulated credits for courses you have already completed.