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Early Childhood Teacher Education

Transfer Degree Description

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.

Students interested in Early Childhood Education with plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree would follow this recommended track. If you are planning to transfer on to a 4-year university after graduating at Otero, view the Otero Transfer Agreement. Each student should work closely with their Otero advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information. Other transfer information can be found at The Colorado Dept. of Higher Education.

All courses required for this degree must be completed with a “C” or better to be considered for transfer to another Colorado institution. Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.


Degree Pathway

Year One

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ECE 101
ECE 102
ENG 121
HIS 121
   or
HIS 122
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Intro to Early Childhood Edu
Intro to ECE Lab Techniques
English Composition I
US History I
   or
US History II
*Arts and Humanities

3
3
3
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3
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3

 

ECE 103
ENG 122
MAT 120
POS 111
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Strategies for Young Children
English Comp. II
Math Lib. Arts
American Government
*Arts and Humanities

 

3
3
4
3
3

 

 

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ECE 220
ECE 238
SCI 155

ECE Curriculum Development
Child Growth and Development
Integrated Sci I w/Lab

3
3
4

 

ECE 256
GEO 105
SCI 156
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Working w/Families & Commit
World Regional Geography
Integrated Sci II w/Lab
Elective - 4 yr specific

 

3
3
4
9

* MUS 120 or ART or 110 or THE 105 AND LIT 115 or LIT 255

 

Transfer Degree ADVISING SHEET

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