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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Teacher Preparation, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Early Childhood Education Department website at www.ppcc.edu/ece.

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The Associate of Arts Early Childhood [Teacher] Education option is the result of a State wide articulation agreement between the Colorado Community College System and the four-year colleges and universities. Students completing the following 60 hours will transfer in 100% of their classes and start as an entering junior at the following four-year schools: Adams State, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University-Ft. Collins, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University, University of Colorado-Denver and University of Northern Colorado. Please consult with your faculty advisor for the proper sequence of classes.

All students registered for ECE classes, both lecture-based and practicum-based courses, must submit to a criminal background check the first semester of enrollment. This process is completed on-line through the PPCC Human Resources Department, with an associated cost for the background check service. Further instructions are available on the ECE home page and will be provided the first day of class.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.


Six (6) credit hours


Four (4) credit hours

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours

Students must pass with a C- or higher BOTH SCI 155  and SCI 156  to satisfy the GT Pathways science requirement.

Additional Required Courses

Nineteen (19) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.


Nine (9) credit hours to be determined by home and transfer institution.

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

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