Associate of Arts Degree - Early Childhood Teacher Education Designation

  Course Requirements 

The following courses represent the statewide transfer agreement between the Colorado Community College System and all Colorado four-year institutions offering Early Childhood Teacher Education preparation programs. The first 54 credit hours are common for all transfer institutions. The final 6 elective credits must be determined with the assistance of an advisor as they are specific to the receiving institution. The four-year college or university will accept all credits in the student's early childhood education graduation agreement earned within 10 years of transfer. Courses earned more than 10 years earlier will be evaluated on an individual basis. All interested students should meet with an Academic Advisor to select appropriate electives.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ECE 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 1 3
ECE 102 Introduction to Early Childhood Education Techniques 3
ENG 121 English Composition I : GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 155 Integrated Math I 2 3
Arts & Humanities Course 3 3
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
ECE 205 Nutrition, Health and Safety 3
MAT 156 Integrated Math II 2 3
Arts & Humanities Course 3 3
Third Semester
COM 115 Public Speaking 3
ECE 188 Practicum: Early Childhood Education 1
Or ECE 209 Observing and Utilizing Young Children's Assessment Instruments
Or ECE 236 Child Growth/Development Laboratory
ECE 238 ECE Child Growth and Development 3
GEO 105 World Regional Geography: GT-SS2 3
SCI 155 Integrated Science with Lab: GT-SC1 4
Elective 3
Fourth Semester
ECE 241 Administration: Human Relations for Early Childhood Education 3
HIS 121 U.S. History to Reconstruction: GT-HI1 3
POS 111 American Government : GT-SS1 3
SCI 156 Integrated Science II with Lab: GT-SC1 4
Elective 4 3
 Total Credits60

 Building Block Course


Choose one pair: 

MAT 120 and MAT 135

MAT 121 and MAT 135

MAT 155 and MAT 156


 Choose two from the following:

MUS 120  Music Appreciation (GT-AH1)

ART 110  Art Appreciation (GT-AH1)

LIT 115  Introduction to literature (GT-AH2)

LIT 255  Children’s Literature (not gtPathways)


 Meet with an Academic Advisor to choose electives