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    Early Childhood Education Degree Programs

    The early childhood education programs offered through our College of Adult and Graduate Studies will provide you with the skills to make a meaningful impact on the world’s next generation of learners. As a teacher candidate, you will study education theory and participate in field-based learning experiences that put you in the classroom. This unique combination of theory and practice will help you develop the competencies necessary to become an effective early childhood teacher.

    Taught from a Christian worldview, our early childhood education programs are offered online, on site, and in hybrid formats. Each course will help you address the diverse needs of today's learners through servant-leadership in classrooms, schools, and society as a whole. Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking and give you direct access to instructors who are also professionals in the field.

     

    Credit Hours

    Eligible for Colorado Licensure

    Teaching Focus

    Student Teaching Required

    Details

    Tuition

    120

    Yes

    Pre-kindergarten through third grade in public, international, private, and public charter schools

    Yes

     

    Credit Hours

    Eligible for Colorado Licensure

    Teaching Focus

    Student Teaching Required

    Details

    Tuition

    120

    No

    Pre-kindergarten through third grade in some private, international, and public charter schools

    No, but some field experience required

     

    Credit Hours

    Eligible for Colorado Licensure

    Teaching Focus

    Student Teaching Required

    Details

    Tuition

    69

    Yes

    Pre-kindergarten through third grade in public, international, private, and public charter schools

    Yes

    B.A. Liberal Arts with Early Childhood Education Licensing

    The Liberal Arts with Early Childhood Education Licensing degree is designed for adult students nationwide (see state exclusions below) who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree and a teaching license that allows them to teach pre-kindergarten through third grade in public, international, private, and public charter schools. Upon successful completion of this education program, graduates apply to the Colorado Department of Education for a Colorado teaching license. Out-of-state students will use their Colorado license to apply for licensure in their home state through their department of education’s teacher licensure reciprocation process.

    B.A. Liberal Arts with Early Childhood Education Theory

    The Liberal Arts with Early Childhood Education Theory degree is designed for adult students nationwide (see state exclusions below) who wish to become early childhood teachers and obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree without licensure. Graduates may teach in a pre-kindergarten through third grade classroom in public charter schools, private schools, and international schools that do not require licensure. 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 teacher candidates are required to complete field experiences during the fall and spring semesters. Graduates of this program may later choose to pursue Colorado licensure through the CDE’s Alternative Licensing Program or through CCU’s Master of Arts in Special Education Licensure program.

    Post-baccalaureate Early Childhood Education Licensing

    The post-baccalaureate licensing program for Early Childhood Education is designed for adult students nationwide (see state exclusion list below) who have already completed a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain a teaching license that allows them to teach pre-kindergarten through third grade in public, international, private, and public charter schools. Upon successful completion of this education program, graduates apply to the Colorado Department of Education for a Colorado teaching license. Out-of-state students will use their Colorado license to apply for licensure in their home state through their department of education’s teacher licensure reciprocation process.

    Interested in Early Childhood Programs?

    If you're interested in early childhood education, contact one of our College of Adult and Graduate Studies Centers to learn more about our programs.

    * Licensure Programs

    Successful completion of CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies education licensure programs will result in a university recommendation for licensure to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). It is the student’s responsibility to ensure he/she meets all additional CDE licensure requirements. Out-of-state students are responsible for researching their home state’s teacher licensure reciprocation process and requirements.

  • State Exclusions for Online Students

    The College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with the exception of the following program-specific state exclusions:

    Program-Specific State Exclusions
    • CAGS does not offer Educator Licensing or Education Theory courses (Undergraduate, Graduate or Post Baccalaureate) to online students who reside in Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., or Wisconsin.
    • CAGS does not offer RN-BSN Nursing courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Washington, D.C., or Wisconsin.
    • CAGS does not offer Master of Arts in Counseling courses to online students who reside in Delaware, Kentucky, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., or Wisconsin.
    • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Washington, D.C., or Wisconsin.
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