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Elementary Education (CMC-Colorado Mesa University Agreement) (AA)

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Picture of Elementary Education (CMC-Colorado Mesa University Agreement) (AA) degree at CMC.Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Mesa University have an articulation agreement that allows students to complete the AA-Elementary Education Emphasis requirements at CMC and then finish their last two years with additional courses offered by Colorado Mesa University.

What makes this option unique is that all instruction for the additional Colorado Mesa University coursework will be provided on-site at CMC’s Roaring Fork Campus with CMU instructors utilizing face-to-face classroom instruction or interactive video conferencing.

This program also includes substantial experiential work in elementary school settings. Upon completion of the CMU portion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and will be eligible for elementary education licensure in Colorado.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics before entering this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, see the Academic Placement and Testing  section. It is strongly suggested that students interested in this program work closely with an advisor at both CMC and CMU when formulating class schedules and for other advising purposes.

Students must apply separately for admission into Colorado Mesa University, as well as to the Center for Teaching Licensure at the start of the semester in which they will be completing at least 48 credit hours of the following schedule.

General Education Requirements

English/Speech (GT-CO1-2)

9 credits (B or better)


6 credits (C or better)

Science (GT-SC1)

12-17 credits. Students must take both SCI 155  and SCI 156  to satisfy this requirement.

Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1-2)

6 credits

Foreign Language (GT-AH4)

5 credits.

Education Program Requirements

3 credits (B or better)

Wellness Requirements Transfer Level (✽)

PED two 1-credit activity-based courses.

Total credit requirements for Associate of Arts Degree in Elementary Education

CMC-CMU Option Total Credits (61-63)

An additional 66-68 credits required with Colorado Mesa University for a combined total of 128 credits which will complete the BA in Liberal Arts: Elementary Education degree. Contact the Director of Extended Studies at CMU, Dr. Ben Keefer, 970-248-1384 for a copy of the Colorado Mesa University Elementary Education Course Listings.

** Proficiency in a foreign language must be demonstrated by high school or college-level course work or through competency testing.


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA|AS Degree

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .

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