Students who complete the Elementary Education program graduate with the skills, experience, and credentials necessary to teach kindergarten through sixth grade in Colorado.
The Elementary Education programs offered through CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies equip students to impact the next generation of learners. Students gain knowledge in educational theory and participate in experiential learning opportunities that put them in the classroom. This unique combination helps students develop competencies that enable them to become effective teachers in both public and private elementary schools.
Taught from a Christian worldview, CCU’s Elementary Education programs help develop educators who are dedicated to addressing diverse learner needs with excellence through servant-leadership in their field and in society. Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking, and allow students direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
Eligible for Colorado Licensure
Student Teaching Required
B.A. with Licensure
Kindergarten - 6th grade in Colorado
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$498 per credit hour. See Tuition details.
B.A. without Licensure (Theory)
Some private or charter elementary schools
No, but some field experience required
Licensure only (Post-baccalaureate)
Students graduate with the skills, experience, and credentials necessary to teach kindergarten through sixth grade in Colorado. Only those who earn licensure will be able to teach in public schools. A background check, an interview, and a passing score on the PLACE or PRAXIS II test are required for acceptance into the program options that involve licensure.
The Liberal Arts with Elementary Education Licensing degree is designed for adult students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree and a license that allows them to teach in a kindergarten through sixth-grade setting in the State of Colorado. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates apply to the Colorado Department of Education for a teaching license.
The Liberal Arts with Elementary Education Theory degree is designed for adult students who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree without licensure since they do not plan to teach immediately. Students may opt to obtain a license in the future, or choose to teach in a kindergarten through sixth-grade setting that does not require licensure from the State of Colorado. (Student teaching is not required although students are required to complete field experiences.)
The post-baccalaureate licensing program in Elementary Education is designed for adult students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain a license that allows them to teach in a kindergarten through sixth-grade setting in the State of Colorado.
Students in CCU's Elementary Education programs may apply to the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) program. Upon acceptance, three graduate-level courses included in their program's professional core may be applied toward the MACI degree.
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