Elementary Education

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Career & Technical Education
CCD.edu/Elementary-Ed

Elementary Education Designation 

The following courses represent the statewide transfer agreement between the Colorado Community College System and all Colorado four-year institutions offering elementary education teacher preparation programs.

The first 41 credit hours are common for all transfer institutions. The final 19 elective credits must be determined with the assistance of your academic advisor as they are specific to the receiving institution. ENG 121 must be completed with a grade of B or better for transfer. The four-year college or university will accept all credits in your education graduation agreement earned within 10 years of transfer. Courses earned more than 10 years earlier will be evaluated on an individual basis. Contact your academic advisor to select appropriate electives.

COURSE Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 9 3
GEO 105 World Regional Geography: GT-SS2 3
MAT 155 Integrated Math I 3
LIT 115 Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2 3
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
MAT 156 Integrated Math II 3
POS 111 American Government: GT-SS1 3
PSY 238 Child Development: GT-SS3 3
Choose One Course Based on your Transferring Institution 3
The Exceptional Child 1,4,7  
English Language Learning (K-6) 2,  
Teaching, Learning and Technology 3,5,6,8  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
EDU 221 Introduction to Education 3
SCI 155 Integrated Science with Lab: GT-SC1 4
Choose One Course Based on your Transferring Institution 1 - 3
Effective Teaching 1  
EDU 240
 
Colorado History: GT-HI1 2,7,8  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1 3,5  
Fitness and Wellness 4  
Choose One Course Based on your Transferring Institution 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1 2,3,4,6,8  
Creative Writing I 1,7  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3 5  
Choose One Course Based on your Transferring Institution 3
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3 5  
Human Nutrition 4  
Practicum I 6,8  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1 1,7  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1 2,3  
 Subtotal14-16
Fourth Semester
SCI 156 Integrated Science II with Lab: GT-SC1 4
HIS 121 U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1 3
Choose One Course Based on your Transferring Institution 3
Children`s Literature 1,2,3,4,5,6,8  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2 7  
Choose One Course Based on your Transferring Institution 3
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3 4  
Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 1,3,6,7  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2 5,8  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1 2  
Choose One Course Based on your Transferring Institution 3 - 4
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3 4  
EDU 234
 
Creativity and the Young Child 1,5  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1 3,7  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3 8  
 Subtotal16-17
 Total Credits60-63
1

 Adams State University

2

 Colorado Mountain College

3

 Colorado State University Pueblo

4

 Metropolitan State University

5

 University of Colorado Boulder

6

University of Colorado Denver, School of Elementary Education: Education and Human Development degree

7

University of Colorado Denver, Individually Structured degree within the Elementary Education School

8

 University of Northern Colorado

9

Some educator preparation programs require a B- in ENG 121 as an admission requirement. However, a C- or better guarantees the general education GT-CO1 requirement has been met.