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  Sep 23, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018

Education


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Location:

Ed Beaty Hall, Room 145

Program Contact:

Peggy Johnson, 970.339.6408

Degrees Offered:

Elementary Education Statewide Articulation Agreement (A.A. degree)

ESL Certificate for Paraprofessionals

Teacher Preparation

Students interested in a career in education need to identify as early as possible the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer. Elementary and secondary education students will be required to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. Early Childhood students have choices of certificates, Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree and beyond. Programs vary among Colorado universities. It is recommended that students seek advising from one of the following Aims advisors;

Peggy Johnson - Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education

Marsha Driskill - Secondary Education

Holly Hartwick - English/Speech

Secondary Education Preparation

Students interested in teaching at middle school or high school level can complete their first two years of general education and content courses at Aims Community College. These courses will transfer to a four-year university and allow students to continue their coursework for secondary education licensure. Students should consult with both education and content area advisors.

Education

The Education Program provides lifelong learning opportunities to meet the needs of pre-service and in-service teachers. Programs include:

  • Professional Education - Courses include state general education guaranteed core transfer for pre-service teachers, and classroom enhancement for in-service teachers. Some courses may apply toward re-licensure or salary schedule advancement. Students are responsible for confirming with the appropriate agencies that these courses will qualify. Topics include Differentiated Instruction, Assessment, Common Core Standards, Brain-based Teaching, Critical Thinking, 21st Century Skills, Classroom Technology, and Gifted Education.

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