Early Childhood Education Degrees and Certificates

 Early Childhood Education Degrees and Certificates


Please click here to view Early Childhood Education degrees.

Associate of Arts: Early Childhood Education

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here to see Geology's Designated Degree.  (link is external) Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university.


Please click here to view Early Childhood Education certificates.

  • Early Childhood Entry Certificate
  • Early Childhood Preschool Teacher I Certificate
  • Early Childhood Preschool Teacher II Certificate
  • Infant/Toddler Early Childhood Teacher Certificate
  • Director, Early Childhood Education Certificate

Four Year Degree Programs

Plans of Study and Course Sequencing

Plans of Study are rigorous, articulated academic "road maps" to your career goals, commencing in ninth grade and leading to certificates, licensure, degrees and beyond.

Course Sequencing Guides are suggested scheduling guidelines developed by RRCC programs which help you to complete your certificate or degree in a timely manner.


Degree Check

New and current ECE students are encouraged to meet with an ECE advisor at the beginning of their program or course of study. Students can track their progress using the DegreeWorks program auditing report feature located in the portal, The Rock. To get started, just log in and look for the "Degree Check!" icon.

Career Paths / Options in Early Childhood Education

  • Child Care Worker
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Teacher, Kindergarten or Elementary School
  • Education Administrator
  • Postsecondary Teacher

See your advisor to map out your educational pathway to your chosen career path.

Click here to print out the NEW ECE student checklist »

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.