Students interested in teaching early childhood education classes will have the skills, experience, and credentials necessary to teach pre-kindergarten through third grade in Colorado after completing their early childhood education license through CCU.
The early childhood education programs offered through our College of Adult and Graduate Studies can help you make an impact with our country's next generation of learners. As a student, you'll study educational theory and participate in experiential learning opportunities that put you in the classroom. This unique combination helps you develop competencies to become an effective teacher in either a public or private elementary school.
Taught from a Christian worldview, our early childhood education programs can help you address the diverse needs of today's learners through servant-leadership in school and society as a whole. Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking and give you direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
Eligible for Colorado Licensure
Student Teaching Required
B.A. with Licensure
Pre-K - 3rd grade in Colorado
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B.A. without Licensure (Theory)
Some private preschools, charter schools, Head Start
No, but some field experience required
Licensure only (Post-baccalaureate)
Students who complete an Early Childhood Education program will have the skills, experience and credentials necessary to earn a teaching license and teach pre-kindergarten through third grade in Colorado.
The Liberal Arts with Early Childhood Education Licensing degree is designed for adult students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree and a teaching license that allows them to teach pre-kindergarten through third grade in Colorado. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates apply to the Colorado Department of Education for a teaching license.
The Liberal Arts with Early Childhood Education Theory degree is designed for the adult student who wishes to become an early childhood teacher and obtain a Bachelor or Arts degree without licensure, since he/she does not plan to teach immediately. Students may opt to obtain a license in the future or teach in a pre-kindergarten through third-grade setting that does not require licensure in Colorado. Additionally, Head Start teachers may choose this option to obtain their degree as well as Directors of Preschools or Early Childhood Centers. (Student teaching is not required although students are required to complete field experiences.)
The post-baccalaureate licensing program for Early Childhood Education is designed for adult students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain a license that allows them to teach preschool through third grade in Colorado.
Students in CCU's Early Childhood Education programs may apply to the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) program. Upon acceptance, two graduate-level courses included in their program's professional core may be applied toward the MACI degree.
If you're interested in teaching early childhood education, contact one of our College of Adult and Graduate Studies Centers to learn more about our programs.
Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements. A background check, an interview and a passing score on the PLACE exam are required for acceptance into the Early Childhood Education program options that involve licensure.