LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

Elementary & Early Childhood Education, AA


The Elementary & Early Childhood Education program is designed for students who wish to explore coursework within the early childhood and elementary education fields. This program offers coursework intended to transfer to a four-year college or university allowing students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Elementary & Early Childhood Education for a career in a public or private school setting for young children. This program requires that students successfully pass a criminal background check.

Completing this program may qualify students for employment as a childcare worker, preschool teacher, substitute teacher, childcare center director, nanny, or elementary (K-6) teacher in a public or private school setting.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Education programs website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Human & Public Services pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Examine how diverse learners develop in cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical capacities.
  2. Formulate developmentally appropriate instructional strategies through the creation of authentic, meaningful learning experiences.
  3. Create formative and summative assessment applications to improve both student learning and teacher decision-making.
  4. Appraise one’s professional commitment, leadership ability, collaborative role, and ethical responsibility in order to improve pedagogical practice.

First Semester


Choice Points


  • Students must pass a background check and maintain a minimum GPA to continue in the program. See Program Comments for more information.

Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of ENGL 1010  as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 15 Credits


Second Semester


Choice Points


  • Students must pass a background check and maintain a minimum GPA to continue in the program. See Program Comments for more information.

Milestones


Semester Total: 16 Credits


Third Semester


Choice Points


  • Students must pass a background check and maintain a minimum GPA to continue in the program. See Program Comments for more information.

Milestones


Semester Total: 15 Credits


Fourth Semester


Milestones


  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
  • Completion of AA, Elementary & Early Childhood Education.

Semester Total: 15 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 61 Credits


Program Comments

Students must successfully pass a criminal background check and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 each semester to continue in the Elementary & Early Childhood Education program.

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.

The following careers are based on a career path which starts with the Elementary & Early Childhood Education program at Laramie County Community College. Possible careers in or related to Elementary & Early Childhood Education include Camp Counselors, Career/Technical Education, Coaches, College Faculty, Directors, Elementary Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Paraprofessionals, Principal, Preschool Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Substitute Teachers, and Tutors.

Students should be aware that many education career options might require additional licensure examinations as determined by each state.

Additional information on careers in Elementary & Early Childhood Education is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The Elementary & Early Childhood Education program is intended for students who are wishing to transfer to a university and obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Most of the potential careers within the field of Education require you to transfer and continue your education at the next level.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/ university and program to which they plan to transfer.