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Teacher Education

Who CAN, Teach
Allegany College of Maryland’s Teacher Education Program prepares preservice teachers for the rewards and challenges of teaching in a diverse, modern classroom. In addition to learning opportunities in the college classroom, students will regularly participate in PreK-12 schools, interacting with teachers and children gaining the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of an effective teacher.
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Location: Humanities (H) 7


What will you learn?
  • Allegany College of Maryland’s Teacher Education program provides a strong foundation for a successful career as an educator.  Teachers are in high demand across the country and now may be the perfect time to pursue a future in education.  Students will participate in a variety of learning experiences and environments in order to successfully complete core professional courses and general education requirements toward the first two years of teacher preparation. Our courses will cover such topics as:
    • issues in education, ethics, and professionalism,
    • the rewards and challenges of teaching,
    • teacher reflection, self-growth, and self-responsibility,
    • classroom planning and assessment,
    • embracing learner diversity and multiculturalism
  •  Education majors will choose the areas of teaching which most interest them:
  • Based on the area of interest in teaching:
    • students will work with their advisor to choose appropriate and relevant coursework
    • students will participate in field placements in surrounding elementary, middle and high schools
  • Students will increase professional vocabulary and communication skills, professional behaviors, pedagogical decision-making skills, and appropriate dispositions of teachers
What will you do?
  • Most teacher education graduates will continue their education at a four-year college in order to obtain their Bachelor’s degree and teacher certification.
    • Securing teaching positions around the country as teachers in early childhood, elementary, middle and high school.
    • Many will continue their education and seek a graduate degree in curriculum and instruction, literacy, special education, guidance counseling, administration, and many other areas.
  • Some graduates choose to pursue employment with their two-year degree as:
    • teachers in childcare centers
    • home daycare providers
    • Head Start employees
    • Paraprofessionals in the public school system

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Education majors will understand and be able to apply the knowledge, skills, dispositions and characteristics inherent to a career as a highly qualified educator; to accommodate the unique set of individual differences that each learner brings to the learning venue, and to foster the learning experiences and environment that enable all learners to reach their potential.
Learning Outcomes
  • Education majors will demonstrate knowledge of learner differences and effective approaches to accommodate those differences.
  • Education majors will demonstrate knowledge of the multiple facets of education: the teaching-learning cycle, the teacher preparation process, issues in education, ethics and professionalism, rewards and challenges, self-growth and self-responsibility.
  • Education majors will apply to their work the interconnectedness of the language, physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental stages of childhood and adolescence, and the effects that each stage has on the child’s education. 
  • Education majors will apply the theory and application of developmentally appropriate practices.

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of Teacher Education.

Robin Seddon
Program Chair and Associate Professor

Humanities 7

B.S., Slippery Rock University
M.S., Frostburg State University

Kate Tummino
Assistant Chair and Associate Professor

Humanities 8

B.A., Hood College
M.S., Hood College

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