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Early College Associate of Arts in Teaching

Is the Early College Associate of Arts in Teaching Program Right for You?

  • Are you interested in working with middle and high school students?
  • Are you good in math?
  • Do you like helping others learn?

About the Program

The Early College Associate of Arts in Teaching program prepares students for a career in education, specifically secondary mathematics. Eligible high school juniors and seniors will attend Montgomery College (Rockville campus) full-time and all of the college level courses successfully completed will count towards high school graduation requirements. In addition to a high school diploma, students will earn an Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.), Secondary Mathematics degree at no or at reduced cost. Students may continue to go to their home high school to attend events such as football games or prom. If they want to become certified teachers, students can transfer to a four-year institution with two years of tuition-free college already completed.

Sample Courses

Montgomery College courses in Math, English, Communications, Education and more


Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) Secondary Mathematics

How to Apply

Forms and timelines for the new programs will be posted in early January 2018 at Updates and information will be provided on the MCPS Career Readiness website.



Career Opportunities

  • Middle school math teacher
  • High school math teacher
  • School-based administrator (resource teacher, assistant principal, principal)
  • District-based administrator (coordinator, supervisor, director)

Where this Program is Offered

Montgomery College, Rockville campus.

Students from all high schools are eligible to apply for this full-time program. MCPS does not provide transportation to Montgomery College.

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