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Early Childhood Teacher Education Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA or BS with licensure in Early Childhood Teacher Education. Licensure requires a bachelor's degree and meeting the standards of the Colorado Department of Education. Students explore early childhood education techniques and strategies, child care, growth and development. As part of this degree, students will earn two certificates - Early Childhood Assistant Teacher and Early Childhood Teacher.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECE 101Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

ECE 103Guidance Strategies for Young Children

3

ECE 238ECE Child Growth and Development

3

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

PSY 101General Psychology I: GT-SS3

3

Total Credit Hours:15
Semester Note: Upon completions of ECE 101 and ECE 103, you should apply for the Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Certificate.

Second Semester


Course NumberTitleCredits
ECE 102Intro to ECE Techniques

3

ECE 220Curriculum Methods/Techniques

3

ECE 256Working w/Families & Communities

3

GT- AHLIT 255/115

3

MAT 120Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1

4

Total Credit Hours:16
Semester Note: Upon completion of ECE 101, ECE 103, ECE 102, ECE 220, and ECE 256, you should apply for the Early Childhood Teacher Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

GEO 105World Regional Geography: GT-SS2

3

GT- HI1HIS 121/122

3

GT- AHMUS 120, ART 110, or THE 105

3

SCI 155Integrated Science I w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
SCI 156Integrated Science II w/Lab: GT-SC1

4

ELECTIVE Transfer Agreement List Course

3

ELECTIVE Transfer Agreement List Course

3

ELECTIVE Transfer Agreement List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes: 

Certain classes in this degree are only offered through an online format. Speak to your Pathways Advisor or home campus ECE Program Director for additional information.

Per the Statewide Transfer Agreement, you must pass with a C- or higher BOTH SCI 155 and SCI 156 to satisfy the GT Pathways science requirement.

Credits for additional required courses may not be required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution. If not required, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit toward graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Electives vary by transfer institution per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement. Although these course vary by institution, they must be selected from the following: ECE 111, ECE 112, ECE 240, ECE 241, ECE 205, ECE 260, MAT 135, PSY 235, ECE 228, COM 115, PSY 102, and ECE 226.