What is an A.A.T.?
How Do I Get Started?
EDU Course Descriptions
ECE Course Descriptions
Elementary A.A.T. program
Early Childhood A.A.T.program
ECE Certificate of Mastery
ECE Certificate in Special Education
Resident Teacher Program
Credit Count Route to Certification
Secondary A.A.T.- Chemistry
Secondary A.A.T.- Physics
Secondary A.A.T. -Mathematics
Secondary A.A.T.- Spanish
Education Department Home Page
How Do I Get Started?
If you have never attended college before or are transferring credits
in from another college, come to the college and fill out an application
form (Lanham Hall 116) and schedule and take the placement exam. Tell the
advisor that you are interested in becoming a teacher or child care
professional. Stop in at the Education Department Office in Chesapeake
Hall, Room 310E and get acquainted (you can do this first!). It is very
important that you make contact with the Department - we want to help
Inquire about scholarship opportunities in the Financial Aid office, which
is currently located in the temporary building next to Chesapeake Hall.
Please call or e-mail if you have questions or concerns.
Dr. Patricia A. Basili, Department of Education, Chair,
Dr. Teresa Bridger, Coordinator of the Early Childhood Program
If you are a conditional teacher working for the Prince George's County
Public School System, you should have had your transcripts evaluated by
PGCPS. You are welcome to stop by the PGCC Education Department office CH
310E for an informal (non-official) evaluation or for any help you may
require before registering for courses. You will have to fill out an
admissions application if you have not taken a credit course at the
college during the last two years.
You will need to pay the $25 application and $25 registration fees. You
will also pay the $1/credit activity fee. If you sign an application for a
Billing Letter of Authorization, PGCPS will pay your tuition costs. By
signing the application you are promising to stay and teach in the county
for three years. Call the Office of Professional Advisement and Training
at 301-780-6860 for an application. Bring the Billing Letter with you when
you come to register.
Career Changers/Late Bloomers have two pathways open to them for becoming
a teacher. You can take all the Certification courses, Pass the Praxis
exams Parts I and II, and then work for a year under a conditional
certificate for the PGCPS.
The second pathway is via the Resident Teacher Program. The RTP is a
partnership of PGCC with the Prince George’s County Public Schools. Apply
for the program on the PGCPS website. www.pgcps.org Look at the Resident
Teacher page for more information on this program.
Come to Chesapeake Hall 310E and let us help you chart your course. Stop
in or call for an appointment 301-322-0780