After completing her Secondary Education degree, Erica Green '06, taught upper-level English and Spanish at a local high school.
(English, History, or Science majors)
"...The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
-William Ward, Christian author (1921-1994)
Do you remember a teacher who made a major impact on your life? Colorado Christian University’s education programs are designed to help you become a teacher that will impact the next generation of learners. If you are interested in teaching middle or high school students, CCU's Secondary Education Program will provide you with both rigorous academic coursework and practical student teaching experience so that by the time you graduate, you will be ready to handle your own classroom.
Secondary Education students receive over 800 hours of field experience that begin during your first year at CCU. Our professors have extensive teaching experience as well as connections with the local education community, ensuring excellent student teaching placement. Through small class size and a supportive advising process, faculty members build mentoring relationships with you, helping to transform you into an effective educator. Upon graduation, you will receive a bachelor's degree in the subject area you desire to teach and will leave CCU prepared for Secondary Education Licensure in Colorado. If you wish to teach in another state or country, you may pursue a second license for this purpose.
Secondary Education In the Christian University
Through integration of faith and learning in every course, you'll
be encouraged to explore your role as a Christian in teaching and
influencing young people. Participating in the development of middle
school and high school students is richly rewarding. These
transformational years affect young people in ways that they'll carry
with them throughout their lives. CCU will prepare you to be part of
that growth process, equipping you with the knowledge and skills you
need to become an effective educator and leader in the classroom.
Olivia Spoelstra '17
Major: Elementary Education
I was so scared, nervous, and anxious about my transition to college, but
after I stepped onto the CCU campus for Weekend of Welcome, all of that
anxiety and nerves disappeared. I felt so welcomed by every person I met,
and I had an instant connection with my roommates. One of my biggest
fears when I thought about transitioning into college was dealing with
homesickness, but I
have gained this amazing sense of independence that I know I didn’t
have before. More >