Early Childhood Education Teacher Preparation

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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The Associate of Arts Early Childhood [Teacher] Education option is the result of a State wide articulation agreement between the Colorado Community College System and the four-year colleges and universities. Students completing the following 60 hours will transfer in 100% of their classes and start as an entering junior at the following four-year schools: Adams State, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University and University of Northern Colorado. Please consult with your faculty advisor for the proper sequence of classes.

All students registered for ECE classes, both lecture-based and practicum-based courses, must submit to a criminal background check the first semester of enrollment. This process is completed on-line through the PPCC Human Resources Department, with an associated cost for the background check service. Further instructions are available on the ECE home page and will be provided the first day of class.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

State Articulated Track

Communications

Nine (9) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

Art and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours

ART 110

Art Appreciation: AH1

3

MUS 120

Music Appreciation: AH1

3

LIT 115

Introduction to Literature: AH2

3

LIT 255

Children’s Literature

3

Mathematics

Six (6) credit hours. Choose one track below

Track 1

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

or

 

 

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

(4)

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

Track 2

MAT 155

Integrated Mathematics I

3

MAT 156

Integrated Mathematics II

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Nine (9) credit hours

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

HIS 121

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

Physical and Life Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours

SCI 155

Integrated Science I: SC1

4

SCI 156

Integrated Science II: SC1

4

Early Childhood Requirements

Sixteen (16) credit hours

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102

Intro to Early Childhood Education Lab Techniques

3

ECE 205

Nutrition, Health & Safety

3

ECE 238

Child Growth & Development

3

ECE 241

Administration: Human Relations for Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 188

Practicum*

1

or

 

 

ECE 209

Observing & Utilizing Young Children's Assessment Instruments

(1)

or

 

 

ECE 236

Child Growth/Development Laboratory*

(1)

Electives

Six (6) credit hours to be determined by home and transfer institution.

Total Credit Hours

60