Early Childhood/Early 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

SO100 Student Success Seminar 1
EN176 English Composition I 3
EN177 English Composition II 3
  Oral Communications - Gen. Ed.  3
  Mathematics - Gen. Ed. 3
  Natural Science 3-5
  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 Skill 1
  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.
See advisor for appropriate course work selection.
AR106 Elementary Art Education 3
CO176 Intro to Computer Concepts & Apps 3
ED177 Foundations of Modern Education 3
ED236 Observation & Participation 2
ED277 Children's Literature 3
  Higher Level Math Course 3-5
  Electives 6
Min. Credit Hours to Graduate:  62


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Colby KS 67701
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