Department Chair:
Judy Gump
Cornerstone 163C
(970) 339-6298

Colorado Department of Education


The Aims Education program provides lifelong learning opportunities to meet the needs of pre-service and in-service students and teachers. Aims offers several degrees and certificates including,

Early Childhood Education – If you are interested in a career working with young children, consider the Early Childhood Education program. Earn your degree or choose the certificate option.

Elementary Education – As a Colorado community college, Aims has an articulation agreement that will give you the opportunity to transfer 60 credits of coursework from Aims to another teacher preparation program at a four-year college in the state. If you want to become an elementary teacher, consider this program.

Secondary Education – Would you love to teach middle or high school students? Complete your first two years of general education and content courses at Aims, then transfer to a four-year university and earn your bachelor’s degree.

Professional Development for Teachers – Aims offers a diverse array of professional development courses for teachers and other professionals. Course topics include Differentiated Instruction, Assessment, Gifted Education,  21st Century Skills,  Brain-based Teaching, Common Core Standards, and Instructional Technology.

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.