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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AA_AA_EMTD

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

Elementary Teacher Education - A.A.

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college-level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin this program of study. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

This degree is designed to provide students with the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in elementary teacher education. The degree requirements are based upon a statewide articulation agreement with the teacher education programs in Colorado. Students should consult with a program advisor to select courses based upon the requirements of the institution to which the student intends to transfer.

Requirements

Required Courses

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

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.

Oral Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 115Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Completing COM 115 is Colorado Community College System Requirement, not a gtPathways requirement.

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 155Integrated Mathematics I

3

MAT 156Integrated Mathematics II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Students completing the Elementary Education statewide articulation agreement with MAT 155/MAT 156 and who later change to a major outside Elementary Education will not receive the guaranteed completion of lower division general education at the receiving 4-yr institution, as MAT 155/MAT 156 are not gtPathways approved courses.

Arts & Humanities

Select one Literature course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
LIT 115Introduction to Literature I

3

LIT 201World Literature to 1600

3

LIT 202World Literature After 1600

3

LIT 211American Literature to the Civil War

3

LIT 221British Literature to 1770

3

Total Credit Hours:3

History

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIS 121U.S. History to Reconstruction

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEO 105World Regional Geography

3

POS 111American Government

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

Students must successfully pass BOTH SCI 155 & SCI 156 to satisfy the gtPathways science requirement.

Additional Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDU 221Intro to Education

3

PSY 238Child Development

3

Total Credit Hours:6

PSY 238: ECE 238 does not fulfill this requirement

Required Course Credits

Total Credit Hours:41

Electives

An additional 19 credits of electives are required.  These electives vary per university.  

The programs listed below align with an Elementary Education or Human Development emphasis.  Other universities may be participating under Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts or specific disciplines. Please review pages 5-12 of the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement for more information related to all programs and participating institutions per this agreement.  

Total Credit Hours:19

Intended Transfer Institution:

The additional 19 credits for this degree are determined by your intended transfer institution. Please note that the qualifying courses listed may total more than 19 credits if the courses are taken at FRCC (exceeding the 60 credits you need to complete this degree). In order to graduate with this degree, students, regardless of transfer plans, must complete the additional 19 credits listed below for one of the public institutions that is part of the articulation agreement.

The above courses qualify for the additional 19 credits of education requirements per the statewide Elementary Education Articulation Agreement. Please see your FRCC advisor for a list of qualifying courses for all participating institutions or visit http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/Students.html to view this agreement.

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Adams State University (B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Colorado Mesa University (B.A. Liberal Arts)
  • Colorado Mountain College (B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.S. Liberal Studies)
  • Fort Lewis College (B.A. Elementary Education)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. Human Development; B.A. Elementary Education)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (B.A. History)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (B.A. Inclusive Elementary Education, B.A. Biology, B.A. English Literature, B.A. Geography & Environmental Studies, B.A. History or B.A. Spanish)
  • University of Colorado Denver (B.A. Individually Structured Major, Elementary Education emphasis; B.A. Education and Human Development – Elementary Education)
  • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Elementary Education)
  • Western State Colorado University (B.A. Elementary Education, CLD emphasis)

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