Committed, Caring & Qualified Educators

The teacher education program in Regis College actively engages teacher candidates in collaborative, reflective, and challenging learning experiences that wholly develop their capabilities as committed, caring, and qualified educators. Education students are actively involved in urban and diverse field experiences beginning with their introductory education courses.
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Teacher Education Licensure Program

Degree Overview

As a mission-driven program that focuses on social justice and seeks to instruct teaching candidates to work effectively with students of diverse backgrounds, the Regis Education Department partners with public schools, Catholic schools, and schools with second language learners in the Denver metro area. During the first education course our students experience what it's like in the classroom through field placements. Another unique aspect of our program is that all students complete an additional endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, valuable knowledge for today's classroom and in your job search.

Regis College offers several options for those interested in pursuing the challenging and rewarding profession of teaching.  Teachers inspire and shape future generations, and that matters.

  • Elementary Education Licensure (Grades K-6 Level): Earn a B.A. in Education: Teaching for Social Justice, or choose a different major, or an interdisciplinary major that allows you to select several areas of interest to create a unique and personalized plan of study. With your Education advisor assisting you along the way you can fulfill the requirements for your chosen major, a minor in Elementary Education, and the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement all leading to a recommendation for Elementary Education Licensure in the State of Colorado.

  • Secondary Education Licensure (Grades 7-12 Level): Students major in a licensable area which includes English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language or Business. While fulfilling the major requirements you'll work with your advisor to complete the necessary teaching courses for a minor in Secondary Education, and the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement all leading to a recommendation for Secondary Teacher Education Licensure in the State of Colorado.

  • Art or Music Licensure (Grades K-12 Level): Combining elements from both the elementary and secondary licensure programs students can earn licensure in Art or Music.  Major in either Fine Arts or Music and complete the Education minor which includes coursework for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement, all leading to recommendation for Art or Music licensure at the K-12 level in the State of Colorado.

  • Minors and Licensures: Several minors are offered which can be earned in addition to Elementary, Secondary, Art or Music Licensure, and several lead to additional licensure. Minors may also be earned by students not seeking licensure but interested in the content area. Minors offered include Special Education Generalist (minor and/or licensure), Literacy Education (minor) or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners Education (minor and/or licensure). Students with a passion for fitness and healthy living can also earn a minor in Physical Education and/or Coaching.
  • Individual faculty advising from both a major department and the Education Department ensure that you receive personalized educational and career planning assistance.

    The programs leading to recommendation for licensure, either at the elementary level or in a particular subject area at the secondary level, contain their own specific requirements.  Please click on the 'program requirements' tab for additional details.

    For students with a B.A. or B.S. seeking teacher licensure, Regis College offers the Master of Arts in Education Graduate Teacher Program. This program provides College graduates a licensure track with a master‘s degree.

    The Regis Department of Education Teacher Licensure Program is subject to the laws and regulations mandated by the Colorado State Board of Education and by the Colorado State Legislature. Changes in these laws and regulations can occur with little notice. Resulting modifications in the Regis program are communicated to students as soon as they are mandated by law.

     

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    Program Requirements

    Elementary Education

    Elementary Education Minor and Teacher Licensure Requirements
    Successful completion of the following program at Regis may qualify a student to be recommended for licensure as an elementary teacher in Colorado. Successful completion of the elementary education licensure program also results in the completion of a minor in elementary education.

    ED 200--Math for Teachers 2 SH

    ED 204--Foundations of Education for Diverse Learners 3 SH

    ED 300--Physical and Cultural Geography 3 SH

    ED 302--Psychology for Educators 3 SH

    ED 306--Assessment of Learning 3 SH

    ED 380E-W--Field Work in Schools (3 sections minimum) 0 SH

    ED/EDSP 401--Teaching the Exceptional Student in the General Education Classroom 3 SH

    ED/EDLT 403A--Elementary Reading and Writing: Content, Instruction, and Assessment 3 SH

    ED 410--Language, Literacy and Linguistics for Educators  3 SH

    ED 417--Elementary Student Teaching  8-11 SH

    ED 418A--Elementary Science: Content, Instruction, and Assessment 2 SH

    ED 418B--Elementary Math: Content, Instruction, and Assessment 2 SH

    ED 418C--Elementary Language Arts: Content, Instruction, and Assessment 2 SH

    ED 418D--Elementary Social Studies: Content, Instruction, and Assessment 2 SH

    ED 439--Practicum: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse 1 SH

    ED/EDLT 447--Multicultural Literature and Literacy Across the Elementary Curriculum 3 SH

    ED 485--Theories, Strategies, and Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse K-12 3 SH

    ED 495--Student Teacher Seminar 1 SH

    EDLD 403--Assessment of the Diverse Learner 3 SH

    EDLD 475--Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 3 SH

    Additional Elementary Education Licensure Requirements
    Candidates for teacher licensure in Elementary Education in the
    State of Colorado must have received liberal arts preparation in
    the following areas:

    • Art
    • Music
    • United States History
    • Two Sciences (one Biological and one Physical Science)*
    • College Algebra (MT 201) or higher
    • Physical Education and Health (Nutrition, Wellness, Fitness, or First Aid Responder)
    *In order for the science courses to meet both the Regis College Core Studies requirements and the teacher licensure requirements, one science course must include a laboratory.

    Secondary Education

    Each subject area in which there is a secondary teacher education program has parallel requirements specifically developed for that particular subject area. Students are also responsible for completing those requirements.

    Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Requirements (Education Course Requirements Only)
    Successful completion of the secondary education licensure program also results in the completion of a minor in education. Successful completion of the following requirements may qualify a student to be recommended for licensure in a specific subject area at the secondary level in the State of Colorado. Students should consult an advisor for the additional requirements for secondary education licensure, which are not listed.

    ED 200--Math for Teachers 2 SH

    ED 204--Foundations of Education for Diverse Learners 3 SH

    ED 302--Psychology for Educators 3 SH

    ED 306--Assessment of Learning 3 SH

    ED 380E-W--Field Work in Schools (3 sections minimum) 0 SH

    ED/EDSP 401--Teaching the Exceptional Student in the General Education Classroom 3 SH

    ED/EDLT 403B--Secondary Literacy: Content, Instruction and Assessment 3 SH

    Methods course pertinent to the major subject area of licensure selected from the following (ED 421-ED 431):

        ED 421--Secondary English Content, Instruction and Assessment 3 SH

        ED 425--Secondary Foreign Language Content, Instruction and Assessment  3 SH

        ED 427--Secondary Mathematics Content, Instruction and Assessment 3 SH

        ED 427A--Secondary Business Content, Instruction and Assessment 3 SH

        ED 429--Secondary Science Content, Instruction and Assessment 3 SH

        ED 431--Secondary Social Studies Content, Instruction and Assessment 3 SH

    ED 434--Secondary Student Teaching  8-11 SH

    ED 435--Secondary Curriculum Planning and Classroom Management 3 SH

    ED 439--Practicum: Culturally Linguistically Diverse  1 SH

    EDLD 403--Assessment for the Diverse Learner 3 SH

    EDLD 475--Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally Linguistically Diverse Students 3 SH

    EDLT 415--Young Adult Literature (required only of those seeking secondary licensure in English or minor in Literacy Education) 3 SH

    ED/EDLD 485--Theories, Strategies, and Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse K-12 3 SH

    ED 495--Student Teacher Seminar

    K-12 Art or Music Education Requirements

    Art Education (K-12)
    Successful completion of the K-12 Art Education program also results in the completion of a minor in education. Successful completion of a major in Fine Arts and the following requirements may qualify a student to be recommended for Art licensure at the K-12 level in the State of Colorado.

    Music Education (K-12)
    Successful completion of the K-12 Music Education program also results in the completion of a minor in education. Successful completion of a major in Music and the following education course requirements may qualify a student to be recommended for Music licensure at the K-12 level in the State of Colorado.

    K-12 ART OR K-12 MUSIC Education Teacher Licensure Requirements (Education Course Requirements Only)

    ED 200--Math for Teachers 2 SH

    ED 204--Foundations of Education for Diverse Learners 3 SH

    ED 302--Psychology for Educators 3 SH

    ED 306--Assessment of Learning 3 SH

    ED/EDSP 401--Teaching the Exceptional Student in the General Education Classroom 3 SH

    ED/EDLT 403A--Elementary Reading and Writing: Content, Instruction, and Assessment** 3 SH

    ED 433--K-12 Art Content, Instruction and Assessment **
    or
    ED 433B--K-12 Music Content, Instruction and Assessment ** 3 SH

    ED 434--Secondary Student Teaching *, ** 8-11 SH

    ED 435--Secondary Curriculum Planning and Classroom Management 3 SH

    ED 439--Practicum: Culturally Linguistically Diverse  1 SH

    ED/EDLD 485--Theories, Strategies, and Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse K-12 3 SH

    ED 495--Student Teaching Seminar **  1 SH

    EDLD 403--Assessment for the Diverse Learner 3 SH

    EDLD 475--Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally Linguistically Diverse Students 3 SH

    *  Student will teach eight weeks elementary and eight weeks secondary.
    **  Admission to the Department of Education required.