Elementary & Secondary Teacher Education

Teacher Education K-12 Advising:

Advising sessions for new and continuing students are occassionally held. These sessions are on a drop in basis, no appointment necessary. If applicable, bring an unofficial copy of your RRCC transcript. (Dates to be posted soon.)

Elementary (K-6) Education Students

RRCC students earn an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Elementary Education. This degree is fully transferable to any Colorado public and most private four-year colleges and universities. Click on "Degrees" above and choose AA-Elementary Education.

Secondary (7-12) Education Students

If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a secondary education certification program, meet with the RRCC teacher education faculty advisor to design a course of study. Electives will include RRCC education courses and courses in your area of emphasis. Click on "Degrees" above and choose AA-Secondary Education.

Our Teacher Education program provides:
(see online schedule for days & times)

  1. Teacher Education classes that transfer to 4 year programs.
  2. 30 hours of field experience in a K-12 classroom.
  3. A solid grounding in general education including American History, American Government and Literature.
  4. A strong foundation in math and science, one of the strengths of RRCC.

Attention Teachers

Certified teachers can take classes at RRCC and earn recertification and/or relicensure credit:

EDU 261
Teaching, Learning & Technology

  • 3 credits
  • Earn graduate credit from the Colorado School of Mines

EDU 234
Multicultural Education

  • 3 credits

Teacher Education K-12 Advising:

We will hold an advising session for all new and returning students soon.
Contact janiece.kneppe@rrcc.edu if you have questions.