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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Early Childhood Education Teacher Preparation, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Early Childhood Education Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Readiness in English
  • College Readiness for Quantitative Literacy

The Associate of Arts Early Childhood Teacher Education Preparation option is the result of a Statewide 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-Ft. Collins, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University, University of Colorado-Denver, 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 PPSC 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Early Childhood Education Teacher Preparation degree program, students should be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge of child development and learning to their teaching practices
  • Develop family and community relationships
  • Observe, document, and assess young children to make informed decisions
  • Apply developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families
  • Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
  • Define and demonstrate being an early childhood professional

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Four (4) credit hours

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours

Students must pass with a C or higher BOTH SCI 1055  and SCI 1056  to satisfy the GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences requirement.

Additional Required Courses

Nineteen (19) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.


Nine (9) credit hours to be determined by home and transfer institution.

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

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