Since completing her Elementary Education degree, Becky Palisuri (Moreland) '03, has taught in public and private elementary schools in Indonesia, Colorado, and Arizona.
(Liberal Arts major)
"Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (1917-1963)
There is nothing as exciting and rewarding as seeing a young child grow and learn. If you are interested in becoming an elementary school teacher and impacting children's lives forever, CCU's Elementary Education licensure program can prepare you for that critical role. Offered through CCU's School of Education, this rigorous program will provide you with both the required academic coursework and student teaching experience.
In addition to a strong liberal arts foundation, CCU's Elementary Education program exposes you to the latest teaching theories and education technology, both in the university classroom and during 800 hours of field experience that you'll begin during your first year at CCU. The program includes a cutting-edge reading core emphasis that has been recognized for excellence throughout the state of Colorado. Upon graduation, you will receive a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and will be ready to pursue Elementary Education Licensure in the state of Colorado. If you wish to teach in another state or country, you may pursue a second license for this purpose.
Elementary Education In the Christian University
In every course, students in CCU's Elementary Education program are encouraged to explore their role as Christians in teaching and influencing young children. The early years of a child's education shapes their capacity for future learning and development. CCU will prepare you to be part of that development process, equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective educator and leader in the classroom.
The first year of teaching can be overwhelming, but doing it a foreign culture is a whole different ballgame. At 24 years old, Becky stood in an airport terminal awaiting her overseas adventure, as her family worried about her heading so far away, alone. To her, however, “it was obvious that this was God’s will. If anything, it would have been harder to resist.” More >