EdConnect prepares students for a wide range of education careers.  Classes include early childhood education, child development, secondary schools and human services.  Students may be able to receive college credit while still in high school.

Available at

CEC Middle College

Possible Courses Include

Early Childhood Education - Beginner
This course is for students who are interested in working and learning about the overall development and well-being of children, and the education of children. Students will learn the fundamentals and importance of early childhood education as it relates to the intellectual, social/emotional and physical development and growth of children ages; birth to 12 years and beyond. Students will apply this knowledge in working directly with preschool aged children in our “Early Learning” Childcare “Qualistar” Program and will have opportunities to intern at various schools in the Denver Metro area.

*Class availability varies by school.

Explore a Career in the Education

Examples of career opportunities include:

Occupation Education Level Median Annual Earnings
Teaching Assistant High School Diploma, Certificate $23,640
Childcare Worker High School Diploma, Certificate $24,400
Preschool Teacher Associate’s Degree $31,641
Elementary School Special Education Teachers Bachelor’s Degree $52,513
High School Teacher Bachelor’s Degree $53,410
School Counselor Advanced Degree $47,458

View more education opportunities here.

Industry information courtesy of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Sample Plans of Study

Click on the links below to see what classes you should take in high school to prepare you for a career in education:


Know what you want to do but don’t know how to get there?  Visit CollegeinColorado.org to explore degree programs and financial aid options.
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