Where academic journeys begin

Help children establish a solid foundation for a lifetime of adventures in learning

Early childhood learning toy with colorful sliding discs on metal rods

With FLC’s Childhood Education major, you’ll not only graduate with your Colorado Early Childhood Education License, you’ll also explore the art of teaching from multiple perspectives. Develop your personal teaching methodology while honing communication and critical thinking skills and a curious, compassionate approach to preschool through third grade learning styles.

Courtney Lewis Lastiyano, Early Childhood Education, '16

"I thoroughly enjoyed the professors! They all had very fun personalities, and all of them were focused on making sure that our experiences were sound and helpful."

The road ahead

FLC student teaching young children in a classroom

Build your proficiency in reading, writing, math, social studies and science content, and get hands-on experience in teaching these subjects to preschool through third grade students. When you graduate with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education you'll obtain your Colorado Early Childhood Education License to begin teaching in Colorado.

Imagine yourself as a:

  • Classroom teacher
  • Tutor
  • Family & child support services provider
  • Professional nanny
  • Home hospital teacher
  • Home therapy services provider
  • Daycare director

 

  • First-year students
  • Transfer students
First-year students

Roadmap for Incoming first-year students

Your first step will be to meet with an Admission Counselor. Once accepted as a first-year, talk to a Teacher Education department advisor as soon as you can. Review the course catalog and four year map so you can plan to take the right courses at the right time.

Program Requirements

  • First-year
    • Take ED 222 and earn grade B- or better.
    • Complete Fingerprint and Background Check. (This will be done in ED 222)
    • Take, or test out of, COMP 150 and earn C or better.
    • Take MATH 105 College Mathematics and earn C or better.
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
    • Apply for Student Teaching in your Fall semester.
    • Complete Student Teaching in your Spring semester.
    • Apply for Colorado Department of Education Early Childhood Teaching License in your Spring semester. We also recommend that you apply for the Colorado Department of Education Elementary Teaching License, which is an additional requirement for teaching Early Childhood in Colorado elementary schools.
Transfer students

Roadmap for Transfer Students (Junior-Senior)

Your first step will be to meet with an Admissions Counselor, who can help with initial course planning. At this time, the FLC Registrar will review your transcript to determine which credits from your prior school can transfer here. To research what courses will be accepted:

When you have been accepted to FLC, you will be assigned a faculty advisor in your first semester. Contact the Teacher Education Department to set up a meeting. Review the course catalog so you can plan to take the right courses at the right time.

Program Requirements

  • Junior
  • Senior
    • Apply for Student Teaching in your Fall semester.
    • Complete Student Teaching in your Spring semester.
    • Apply for Colorado Department of Education Early Childhood Teaching License in your Spring semester. We also recommend that you apply for the Colorado Department of Education Elementary Teaching License, which is an additional requirement for teaching Early Childhood in Colorado elementary schools.