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 our College of Adult and Graduate Studies equip students to teach the next generation of learners. As a student, you'll study educational theory and participate in experiential learning opportunities that put you inside the classroom. This unique combination helps you develop competencies to become an effective teacher in either a public or private elementary school.
Taught from a Christian worldview, our elementary education programs help you address the diverse needs of learners through servant-leadership in your field and in society. Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking, and allow you 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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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 for teaching in elementary schools in Colorado will be able to teach in public schools.
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 kindergarten through sixth grade in 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 interested in teaching elementary school 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 interested in teaching in Colorado 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.
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.
If you want to pursue a career in elementary education that allows you to teach kindergarten through sixth grade in Colorado, contact the College of Adult and Graduate Studies to learn more about our programs.
Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements. A background check, an interview, and a passing score on the PLACE or PRAXIS II test are required for acceptance into the Elementary Education program options that involve licensure.