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

  • Shooting in New Mexico, Canada
    Tom Dribble in front of green screen and cinama lighting

    It took Tom Dibble about six months from idea to completion to write the movie “Highly Functional,” which is now being filmed under the direction of Marc Forby ("Princess Kaiulani").

  • CCA near the top in participants

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  • Will instruct teachers in Chile

    Ruby Eichenour, a sixth-year adjunct in Community College of Aurora’s ESL program, has been awarded a Fulbright Global Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) award. She is expected to begin her three-month teaching expedition in Chile sometime in the spring of 2015.

  • Grant opens local pipeline
    EKG heart monitor image

    The Community College of Aurora received a $106,000 grant over three years from the Colorado Department of Education that will pay to train North Aurora residents for job opportunities on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

  • InterCom shares varied stories

    CCA produces a newsletter each month that features the faculty, programs and students that make the college unique: Intercom.

  • First six recipients are identified

    The Community College of Aurora Foundation has launched a new scholarship funding initiative allowing participating students to graduate from the college debt-free, an approach born from mounting student loan debt nationwide that’s hit $1.2 trillion.

  • Concurrent enrollment segment reairing

    CNN featured CCA on its July 13 broadcast of "Fareed Zakaria GPS."

  • Pair of films Scholastic winners
    Two students, one in a wheelchair, dressed as robots playing

    Two movies produced during the Colorado Film School’s annual Camp for Kids from the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) program were recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the largest, longest-running student recognition program in the nation.

  • Will be new branding image

    More than 600 students, faculty, staff, and community members have weighed in. And the result is a new mascot logo for the Community College of Aurora, which will soon be launched as part of a revamped brand identity for the school.

    Another survey or contest to name the mascot will be unveiled in the coming months.

  • New leadership hails cooperation

    The City of Aurora and Community College of Aurora have enjoyed a strong partnership through the years. And with Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven now in place as college president and the rest of her leadership team taking form, Mayor Steve Hogan is hopeful that the two entities can solidify the relationship to the benefit of both parties in the short term.

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