Area of Study

Early Childhood Teacher Education (Transfer)
Helping to shape small minds, while spending your day playing with children - a career in early childhood education can be serious fun!
Teachers in early childhood settings have an enormous impact on the lives of young children, helping their developing brains build critical skills like curiosity, persistence, and collaboration that will support success in kindergarten and beyond. Early childhood educators monitor developmental progression while creating a safe, engaging environment for play-based learning to occur. An Early Childhood Education teaching degree can lead to a role as a classroom teacher, a center director, or an advocate for this important industry on which many families rely. In an associate program in Early Childhood Teacher Education, you will study developmental milestones, learn observation techniques, and explore culturally responsive and engaging teaching practices. This degree is transferable to universities offering bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education.

Knowledge and skills you will learn:

  • Child development
  • Child psychology
  • Observation skills
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Behavioral techniques

Degree and University Options

Participating Universities

Adams State University
[B.A. Early Childhood Education]

Colorado Mesa University
[B.A. Early Childhood Education – Early Childhood Special Education]

Colorado State University-Ft Collins
[B.S. Early Childhood Education]

Colorado State University-Pueblo
[B.S. Early Childhood Education]

Fort Lewis College
[B.A. Early Childhood Education]

Metropolitan State University of Denver
[B.A. Early Childhood Education]

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
[B.A. Inclusive Early Childhood Education]

University of Colorado Denver
[B.A. Education and Human Development – Early Childhood]

University of Northern Colorado
[B.A. Early Childhood Teacher Education (Birth-Grade 3)]