Department ChairRosemary BreckenfelderAcademic Building, Room 250P719-549-3204Rosemary.Breckenfelder@pueblocc.edu
Fremont CampusEric Ingmire 719-296-6105 Eric.Ingmire@pueblocc.edu
Southwest Colorado Community CollegeMelinda Green 970-564-6205 Melinda.Green@pueblocc.edu
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 60 Credits, 4 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online
Course Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos, Online
Career InformationThe Associate of
Arts degree with an emphasis in Elementary* Education prepares students to
transfer as a junior to a four-year institution in Colorado in order to become
an elementary teacher. Students interested in majoring in education need to
identify the four-year college/university to which they plan to transfer. Each
individual institution requires different curriculum electives for graduation.
*There are no current
statewide articulation agreements in secondary or K-12 education, but students
can still effectively pursue these options at PCC.
What Will I LearnThis program
introduces students to the field of education. The course work comprises
General Education requirements common to all Colorado two- and four-year
institutions. It also meets appropriate Colorado Model Content standards for
elementary education. Upon transfer, students who have earned the AA degree
with an emphasis in Elementary* Education, will be ready to apply for admission
to a four-year institution’s teacher education program.
Before beginning to
take classes, students must meet with PCC’s teacher education faculty advisor
to plan a course of study and to examine the list of approved credits for each
four-year institution in Colorado.
Emphasis in Elementary Education (Grades K-6)Students who wish to teach grades K through 6 may pursue an Associate of
Arts degree with Elementary* Education emphasis.
Emphasis in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)Students who wish to teach grades 7 through 12 should
identify the four-year college or university to which they intend to transfer
and the appropriate curriculum. Students
may pursue an Associate of Arts degree with Secondary Education emphasis in one
of the following licensure areas:
Emphasis in K-12 EducationStudents who wish to teach in the K-12 content areas
of art, music or physical education should pursue an Associate of Arts degree
at PCC. Your advisor will help you select the electives that will be required
for your bachelor’s degree.
Degree TransferThis AA degree with
an emphasis in Elementary Education transfers to the following Colorado public
four-year institutions of higher education: