CCA is an accredited community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver Colorado

Welcome to Elementary / Early Childhood Education! 

Do you want to work in a daycare?
The minimum requirement to work as a group leader/early childhood teacher in a Colorado daycare or pre-school setting is six credits, plus a minimum of six months of verified experience. More info >>

Do you want to become a licensed professional teacher?
Get started at CCA by completing an associate of arts degree that will transfer to a four-year institution for teacher licensure. The 60-credit A.A. degree encompasses general education classes, such as History, English, Psychology and more, plus courses catered towards specialized teaching degrees. More info >>

Programs and Authorizations

The Education/Early Childhood Education Department has two programs and an authorization:

1. Early Childhood Education (with two degree options and two certificates)

2. Elementary Education (with an A.A. degree)

3. Adult Basic Education

Follow the links for details on each program.

News & Events

  • College to launch PCT program

    Community College of Aurora has been selected as one of 17 colleges nationally from 90 applicants to participate in the Job Ready, Willing and Able project funded by the Walmart Foundation through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). 

  • Available books jumps by millions

    Community College of Aurora in collaboration with Aurora Public Library is the first higher education institution in the United States to employ new technology that provides students access to over 30 million library holdings, while affording direct access to items in and around its own home state.

  • Dual teaching model unique
    Three students working on a project using stethescopes

    Healthcare Bridge classes are designed to advance a student’s written and verbal communication skills in English while simultaneously studying healthcare content.

  • Ginosyan cited for academics

    Mher Ginosyan has been named to the 2015 Phi Theta Kappa All Colorado Academic Team.

    Ginosyan and the rest of the winners from around the state will be recognized at a PTK All Colorado Recognition Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon on March 11 at Denver Athletic Club.

  • Three different offerings available
    American flag rippled

    Registration slots are open beginning Jan. 3 for several classes at the Aurora Language Center on Lowry campus at 9202 E. Severn Place, Denver.

  • Aurora Symphony tackles Broadway
    2015 Broadway Kids Concert

    The Aurora Symphony Orchestra will be holding its 2015 Broadway Kids production at Community College of Aurora on Feb. 7-8 at the Larry D. Carter Theater on CentreTech Campus (16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Aurora).

  • Free prep for eligible families

    Calculator, tax form 1040 and a pencil on a deskEach year, CCA is a host site for Tax Help Colorado on the Lowry campus.

  • Students Receive 370% Return on Investment

    CCA's economic ImpactA new economic impact study released May 8 revealed that the Community College of Aurora’s annual financial impact in its service community amounted to $187.487 million.

  • Attempt to glean best practices

    People talking in a storage closetMore than a dozen educators from the Netherlands attending a national conference in Denver made a pit stop to Lowry on Nov. 4 in order to see how the structure and culture within the Colorado community college system might be applied to institutions back home.

  • A girl on the autism spectrum
    Mockingbird theatre production, see long description

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