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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education [Teacher] Preparation, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Education Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Reading & Writing Literacy
  • College Quantitative Literacy

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Elementary Education Teacher Preparation degree program, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the historical, social, political, philosophical, cultural, and economic forces that shape the United States public school system
  • Compare and contrast teaching strategies and approaches appropriate to students of diverse needs, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Define and establish goals for their own teaching careers

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 1220  and MAT 1230  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 1055  and SCI 1056  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 receiving four-year institution. Contact an academic advisor for recommendations concerning elective courses.

Total Credit Hours: 60

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