Early Childhood/ Elementary Education

Program Summary

CCC courses in the field of education are chosen to fulfill requirements of four-year institutions in the state. Students are urged to check with specific colleges and universities.

Teacher helping students

The education advisor assists students in completing the general education requirements of the college to which he or she plans to transfer for a bachelor's degree.

CCC students successfully completing courses of study in the teacher education area are awarded the Associate of Arts degree.

“Colby Community College provided me with the solid foundation I needed to be successful in college. Specifically, my education classes with Carolyn May and my child development classes with Krista Carter solidified my passion to teach ‘when I grew up.’  It was because of caring teachers like them that I realized education was the right fit for me.”

--Maret Schrader, 2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year finalist

It is predicted the United States will need to fill nearly 1 million teaching positions as current teachers reach retirement age. High demand areas include those requiring special training in math and science, English as a Second Language, assisting those with special needs, and working within schools serving a significant percentage of students from low-income situations. 

Suggested Program of Study

COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECREDIT HR(S)
SO100Student Success Seminar1
   
GENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENT
EN176English Composition I3
EN177English Composition II3
 Oral Communications - Gen. Ed. 3
 Mathematics - Gen. Ed.3
 Natural Science3-5
 Social/ Behavioral Science - Gen. Ed.3
 Social/ Behavioral Science - Gen. Ed.3
 Arts/ Humanities - Gen. Ed.3
 Arts/ Humanities - Gen. Ed.3
 Physical Education - Lifestyle or Skill1
 Additional Arts Degree Courses
A total of at least 9 additional credit hours of general education courses in the area of written and oral communication, social and behavioral sciences, and arts and humanities.
9
 
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
See advisor for appropriate course work selection.
 
AR106Elementary Art Education3
CO176Intro to Computer Concepts & Apps3
ED177Foundations of Modern Education3
ED236Observation & Participation2
ED277Children's Literature3
 Higher Level Math Course3-5
 Electives6
   
   
Min. Credit Hours to Graduate: 62