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

Elementary Education [Teacher] Preparation, AA with Designation

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Elementary Education Teacher Preparation allows students to complete a transferable associate of arts degree preparing them for transfer to a four-year college or university in Colorado where they can complete their Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential in two additional years. Students identify a major and transfer institution prior to enrolling for courses and must meet with their faculty advisor before registering for classes to insure transferability of courses to their chosen institution/major.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

Note: Some educator preparation programs require a B- in ENG 121  as an admission requirement. However, a C- or better meets the general education GT-CO1 requirement.


Six (6) credit hours

Completion of MAT 155  and MAT 156  with a C- or higher will satisfy the GT Pathways math requirement at some institutions but not all. At the receiving institution’s discretion, students may be asked to complete a GT-MA1 approved course.


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 Requirements

Nine (9) 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.


Nineteen (19) credit hours to be determined by discipline receiving four-year institution.

Total Credit Hours: 60

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