Associate of Arts in Education in the Middle Years
Montgomery County Community College

Program Details

The online AA in Education in the Middle Years degree program from Montgomery County Community College is designed to provide students with the foundation of general education and teaching courses needed to pursue a bachelor's degree in fourth through eighth grade education. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Identify the roles, responsibilies, and characteristics of successful teachers
  • Determine his/her own motivations, desires, and interests pertaining to a teaching career in a middle school and explain why s/he has made the decision
  • Apply instructional strategies that effectively integrate technology use in the classroom
  • Identify the challenges that students from diverse communities and families may face and recognize the teacher's role in supporting all students in the classroom
  • Apply instructional strategies and identify ways to differentiate instruction for students that have special learning, physical, or language differences


This degree program requires 61-63 credits for completion.

  • Official high school transcript or GED diploma
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)
  • Placement test(s) may be required
  • Background checks are required for students to participate in certain education courses and to observe classrooms, tutor students, etc.

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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