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Welcome to the RRCC Teacher Education (K-12) Department

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.

Paraeducator Program

In addition to our Teacher Education program, we have also developed a new program for paraeducator K-12 which is designed to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Legislation. Earn Highly Qualified Teacher college credits online.

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.