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2023-2024 Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Early Childhood Teacher Education, AA (with Designation)

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Career Opportunities

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program prepares you for a career in teaching children (birth to age 5). The program can also prepare you to become an early childhood teacher or director in the field of early childhood education.

Program Description

This program prepares you to become a productive, caring and responsible teacher. Classes emphasize child development skills in the areas of language, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Classes also focus on cultural diversity among children. You will become familiar with theories concerning child development and ECE, and you will participate in many group discussions and hands-on activities that you can apply in the preschool classroom. You will learn from qualified faculty members who believe in the success of each ECE student.

Before beginning to take classes, you must meet with PCC’s Teacher Education faculty advisor to plan a course of study and to examine the list of approved credits for each four-year institution in Colorado.

Program Requirements

Entrance Requirements:

You should demonstrate an interest in the care and well-being of young children. You must also be free from evidence of illness – mental and physical – and free from personal conduct which may be injurious to children as stated in the Colorado Rules and Regulations for Child Care Centers, section 7.702.51.

Total Credits: 60

General Education Core Requirements (33 Credits)

Written Communication (6 Credits)

Mathematics (4 Credits)

Natural and Physical Sciences (8 Credits)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

Determined by transferring institution

Transfer Degrees

This degree transfers to the following Colorado public four-year institutions of higher education:

  • Adams State University (B.A. Early Childhood Education)
  • Colorado Mesa University (B.A. Early Childhood Education – Early Childhood Special Education)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins, (B.S. Early Childhood Education)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.S., Early Childhood Education)
  • Fort Lewis College (B.A. Early Childhood Education)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. Early Childhood Education)
  • University of Colorado, Denver (B.A. Education and Human Development - Early Childhood)
  • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Early Childhood Teacher Education (Birth-Grade 3)

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