Elementary Education

Great teachers change lives. The Elementary Education program at FRCC lets you take the first steps toward a classroom of your own—and a rewarding career. Our transfer-ready degree will introduce you to the basics of elementary education; more importantly, it will also begin teaching you how to teach.

Why Study Elementary Education at Front Range Community College?

Think back to the teacher who made the biggest impact in your life. Maybe they pushed you farther than you thought possible. Perhaps they built your confidence, even if you felt unsure of yourself. Or they might have just been there to listen to you.

Our faculty at FRCC won't just help you cultivate those very traits. They'll also give you the encouragement and attention you need to do your best. This transfer-ready program allows you to take the same classes you'll need to earn an associate of art in elementary teacher education, and save money while doing it.

Career Advance Colorado
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Thanks to the Career Advance Colorado grant program, you can have your tuition, fees and course materials covered while funding is available. Funding is only anticipated to be available through the Fall 2024 term.

To take advantage of the grant funding, just apply for financial aid, be declared in this program and take courses toward program completion. Whatever isn’t covered by financial aid will be covered by Career Advance. Learn more about the program.

Degree Details

AA in Elementary Education

Program Locations: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster, Online

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

You'll complete the first two years of a four-year elementary education degree in this program. By the time you complete your A.A. degree, you'll be able to transfer to a bachelor's degree program in elementary education.

The first 41 credits you'll earn in this program are transferable to any college or university with an elementary education program. The remaining 19 credits vary depending on where you want to transfer. Your Advisor will help you determine which classes to take.

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Transfer Your Education Degree

FRCC's Elementary Education program will bring you to the point where you're ready to build student-teaching experience in a four-year program. While FRCC currently has no transfer agreements with other colleges or universities for secondary or K-12 education programs, your credits will be transfer-eligible. Your academic advisor can ensure you stay on the right track.

Career Possibilities

A background in elementary education prepares you to teach, and lead. While many graduates become teachers and tutors, you can also become a counselor, curriculum developer or principal. Although some careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.