Associate of Arts
The education field is a great career choice if you are interested in mentoring our youth and inspiring the next generation. The education program at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) offers three Associate of Arts degree options to choose from based on the ages with whom you wish to work:
Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education – birth - pre-kindergarten
Associate of Arts in Elementary Education Concentration – kindergarten - 6th grade
Associate of Arts in Education – 7th grade - 12th grade / junior high or high school
The education program competencies are aligned with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards.
1. Recognize how diverse learners develop in cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional,
and physical capacities. (Based on InTASC “The Learner and Learning” competencies
#1, #2, & #3)
2. Create developmentally appropriate instructional strategies through the creation of authentic, meaningful learning experiences. (Based on InTASC “Instructional Practice” competencies #4, #5, #7 & #8)
3. Identify formative and summative assessment applications to improve both student learning and teacher decision-making. (Based on InTASC “Instructional Practice” competency #6)
4. Reflect on one’s professional commitment, leadership ability, collaborative role, and ethical responsibility in order to improve pedagogical practice. (Based on InTASC “Professional Responsibility” Competencies #9 & #10)
Other Requirements of the Program
Students must successfully pass a background check for this field of study.
Some course prerequisites have minimum GPA requirements
Transfer Agreement with Four-Year Institution: Program Articulation
LCCC has partnered with a four-year institution to articulate a way for students to transfer earned credits. This articulation is a formal agreement between LCCC and the institution. This agreement matches up coursework to make the transfer process smooth and to eliminate any duplication of courses. Any deviations from the prescribed course list will not articulate.
Cost of Attendance
For general college expense, students can view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page.