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Elementary Education Program

About the Program:
Elementary education generally spans kindergarten through grade six and sometimes through grade eight.

Traditional education programs for kindergarten and elementary school teachers include courses-designed specifically for those preparing to teach in mathematics, physical science, social science, music, art, and literature, as well as prescribed professional education courses such as philosophy of education, psychology of learning, and teaching methods 

Teacher Education Programs in Elementary Education:
This degree is based on the statewide Teacher Education Transfer agreement between CCA and the following Colorado four-year institutions of higher education:

  • Adams State College
  • Colorado State University at Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Mesa State College
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado at Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Southern Colorado
  • Western State College

Getting Started:
A CCA student who is planning to become an Elementary Education Teacher will complete the first 41 credits that are guaranteed to transfer to all teacher education programs offered by Colorado public institutions of higher education. 

Students will then speak with a Pathways Advisor about the final 19 credits that are guaranteed to transfer to a specific transfer college/universities' teacher education program.

All new students enrolling in the Elementary Education degree program are required to complete an assessment to determine their current academic skill level in reading, math and English. These results help in setting up an educational plan that will enhance academic success.  

It is recommended that students working toward a degree contact the Department Chair at 303-340-7564 or Pathways Advisor at 303-360-4794 to determine transfer institution requirements.

See details: Associate of Arts - Elementary Education

Review all Elementary Education Course Descriptions

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) - Elementary Education AA

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an AA degree in Elementary Education from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Students will use evidence-based knowledge of child development and learning to understand that each child's learning and development is unique to create safe, healthy, respectful and inclusive learning environments that provide responsive, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities.
  • Students will use evidence-based knowledge to understand complex and diverse characteristics of families and communities using multiple perspectives to support each child's development and learning through collaborative relationships.
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