Teacher Education Department

Early Childhood Education

This program will build your proficiency in reading, writing, math, social studies and science content, and give you hands-on experience in teaching these subjects to preschool through 3rd grade students. After completing all the program requirements, you will graduate with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and obtain your Colorado Early Childhood Education License.

Roadmap for Incoming Freshmen

Your first step will be to meet with an Admission Counselor. Once accepted as a freshman, 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

  • Freshman
    • 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.

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.