Elementary Education Major

B.A. in Elementary Education

Licensure with Endorsement in Elementary Education

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.

The Elementary Education Licensure Program graduates earn a B.A. in Liberal Arts. The Liberal Arts Major is required because of its interdisciplinary character and comprehensive coverage of academic knowledge and skills required for elementary teacher candidates. 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, as well as an an endorsement in K-12 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. If you wish to teach in another state or country, you may pursue a second license for this purpose.

Elementary Education at CCU

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. Graduates from this program also automatically earn emphases in reading, language arts, and social studies, in addition to their education degree.

What can you do with a degree in elementary education?

  • Apply for Colorado State Licensure in grades K-6
  • Teach in public, private charter, Christian, or international schools
  • Education specialization (principal, reading specialist, technology specialist)
  • School counseling

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Assessment and Action Research
  • Effective Teaching in the Elementary Classroom
  • Elementary Classroom and Behavior Management

CCU graduates of the elementary licensure program earn four CCU areas of emphasis: Biblical studies, reading, English language arts and social studies.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

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