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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AA_AA_ECTD

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, and Westminster Campus

Early Childhood Teacher Education - A.A.

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin coursework for the Early Childhood Teacher Education AAS and AA degrees. Students who place into CCR 093 or above may begin coursework for the Early Childhood Education Certificates. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

This degree prepares students for transfer into the area of early childhood education at a four-year college or university, including those programs that incorporate CDE licensure into their Bachelor's degrees. Students should consult with a program advisor to select electives appropriate to the institution to which they intend to transfer.

Requirements

Students enrolling in ECE 102, ECE 112, ECE 180, ECE 188, ECE 280, and ECE 288 must pass a criminal background check before they are allowed to start their practicum hours with children. Contact your home campus ECE Program Director if you are enrolling in an on-campus section of a practicum course or the FRCC – ECE Online Lead if you are enrolling in an online section of a practicum course for information on how to complete the background check process.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECE 101Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 102Introduction to Early Childhood Lab Techniques

3

ECE 205ECE Nutrition, Health and Safety

3

ECE 238ECE Child Growth and Development

3

 

ECE 188Practicum

4*

or

ECE 209Observing Young Children

1

or

ECE 236Child Growth/Development Laboratory

1

 

ECE 241Administration: Human Relations for Early Childhood Education

3

COM 115Public Speaking

3

Electives: Select in consultation with program advisor

6

Total Credit Hours:25

*Students may complete ECE 188 for 4 credits to complete the AAS degree requirement or for 1 credit to complete the AA degree requirement.

- COM 115: grade of "B" or better is required for the degree

Please refer to pages 5-6 in the official Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement to view each participating University and the qualifying courses that satisfy the six (6) elective credit hours for this degree.

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics

Select one of the following tracks:

Track 1:
Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 120Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 121College Algebra

4

and

MAT 135Introduction to Statistics

3

Track 2:
Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 155Integrated Mathematics I

3

MAT 156Integrated Mathematics II

3

Total Credit Hours:6-7

Note: MAT 155 and MAT 156 may not apply to other Associate degrees. Please confirm with an Academic Advisor. Students planning to transfer to CSU should complete Track 1: MAT 120 or MAT 121 and MAT 135

Arts and Humanities

Select two courses from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 110Art Appreciation

3

MUS 120Music Appreciation

3

LIT 115Introduction to Literature I

3

LIT 255Children's Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
SCI 155Integrated Science I with Lab

4

SCI 156Integrated Science II with Lab

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEO 105World Regional Geography

3

HIS 121U.S. History to Reconstruction

3

POS 111American Government

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University [B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies with Elem. Ed. Licensure]
  • Colorado State University [B.S. Early Childhood Education]
  • Fort Lewis College [B.A. Early Childhood Education]
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver [B.A. Early Childhood Education]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.A. Teaching, Learning, and Development – Early Childhood]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.A. Early Childhood Teacher Education (Birth – Grade 3)]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Total Credit Hours: 60