Early Childhood Education Teacher Preparation

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

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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-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 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.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

English

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

Mathematics

Four (4) credit hours

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours

ART 110

Art Appreciation: AH1

3

LIT 115

Introduction to Literature I: AH2

3

LIT 255

Children’s Literature

3

MUS 120

Music Appreciation: AH1

3

History

Three (3) credit hours

HIS 121

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

HIS 122

U.S. History since Civil War: HI1

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

PSY 101

General Psychology: SS1

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours

SCI 155

Integrated Science I-Physics & Chemistry w/Lab: SC1

4

SCI 156

Integrated Science II-Earth & Life Sciences w/Lab: SC1

4

Students must pass with a C- or higher BOTH SCI 155 and SCI 156 to satisfy the GT Pathways science 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.

ECE 101

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102

Introduction to Early Childhood Education Techniques

3

ECE 103

Guidance Strategies for Young Children

3

ECE 220

Curriculum Development: Methods & Techniques

3

ECE 238

ECE Child Growth & Development

3

ECE 256

Working with Parents, Families & Community Systems

3

Electives

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

Total Credit Hours

60-61

Additional information available on the Early Childhood Education Department website at www.ppcc.edu/ece.