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2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog

Spanish - A.A.T. (317)

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This program of study meets all the General Education Requirements at Chesapeake College.


Award: Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree

Program Mission:  The Chesapeake College Secondary Education - Spanish A.A.T. Degree facilitates facilitates transfer to a Maryland four-year institution for students to complete a course of study to become a Spanish secondary education teacher. This program provides the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree and teacher certification program in Spanish. Students must meet all program requirements, including course content and outcomes; earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses; earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.75; complete a professional ePortfolio; and receive passing scores on the Praxis Core Exam.

The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree program is designed for teacher education transfer students. The program is based on specific learning outcomes and is comprised of foundation-level pedagogical coursework, field experience, and general education which meet academic content, outcomes, and requirements of the first two years in a teacher education program. The program provides students with seamless transfer into a teacher education program at any Maryland college or university. Students should acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department at the receiving institution and consult with an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program. The College’s transfer advisor can provide additional information regarding the transfer requirements of institutions within the University of Maryland System. Students should consult with the college’s Admissions Office or an academic advisor in planning an appropriate program.

Program Goals: The program will:

  • Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the College’s general education competencies.
  • Provide a core of professional course work, academic content, field experience, and general education appropriate for the first two years of secondary teacher preparation in Spanish.
  • Prepare students to transfer to a Spanish secondary education. 

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform a range of interpersonal and presentational writing tasks in a manner largely comprehensible to natives or near-natives not used to the writing of non-natives, even if the text contains errors. 
  • Speak Spanish at a level comprehensible to a native or near-native speaker who is not used to dealing with non-native speakers despite errors and pauses.
  • Understand and interpret a range of authentic and pedagogically prepared texts for which they have been prepared through prereading activities.
  • Understand and interpret native or near-native speakers of Spanish in uncomplicated and controlled contexts for which they have been prepared through pre-listening activities.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of culture and cultural values as these relate to Spanish-speaking societies, and should be able to appreciate and convey cultural differences as they might manifest themselves within Spanish-speaking societies.
  • Know, understand, and use the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to development of adolescents to construct learning opportunities that support individual stduent development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation.
  • Know, understand, and use the central concepts, tools of inquiry, structures of content for students across the secondary grades and can create meaningful learning experiences that develop students’ competence in subject matter for various developmental levels.
  • Know, understand, and use the connections among concepts, procedures, and applications from content areas to motivate adolescent students, build understanding, and encourage the application of knowledge, skills, tools and ideas to real world issues.
  • Understand how adolescents differ in their development and approaches to learning, and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse students.
  • Understand and use a variety of teaching strategies that encourage secondary student development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior among students to foster active engagement in learning, self-motivation, and positive social interaction and to create supportive learning environments.
  • Understand and apply practices and behaviors that are characteristics of developing career teachers.
  • Be aware of and reflect on their practices in light of research on teaching and resources available for professional learning; they continually evaluate the effects of their professional decisions and actions on students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community and actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally. 
  • Know the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive collaborative relationship with families to promote the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of children. 


For More Information, Contact:
Dr. Deanna Reinard
Education Department
Chesapeake College
P.O. Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679
410-822-5400, ext. 2313.



Program Requirements

[Courses Appear in Recommended Sequence.]

Spring Semester I

Fall Semester II

Spring Semester II


Mathematics (G.Ed.) Electives

Can be satisfied by any of the following courses (not otherwise included as a program requirement):


+ See course description for details.

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