Get Your Elementary Teacher’s License (Grades K-6)

Regis University’s Undergraduate Elementary Education Licensure (non-degree) program is designed for learners who already hold a bachelor's and/or master's degree and are seeking initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education in Colorado.
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Education: Elementary Education Initial Licensure

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Regis University’s Undergraduate Elementary Licensure program is designed for learners who already hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking a initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education (K-6). Our Teacher Education program is nationally approved through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

The teacher education program is based on the philosophy that learning to be a teacher is best accomplished when an understanding of theory and practice is balanced by the knowledge gained through diverse experience in schools. Foundational courses will introduce you to theories in education. Content (subject area) courses will ensure that you have the depth of knowledge needed to teach in your endorsement area. Your professional sequence courses will emphasize field placement and experiential learning and your student teaching semester will be your final culmination in applying what you have learned.

Regis University's teacher licensure program develops educational leaders who improve and transform society. The curriculum emphasizes four distinctive areas:

  • Jesuit ideals including serving others, striving for excellence and reflective practice
  • Service learning integrated into every program, integrating theory with practical application
  • Curriculum focused on developing teachers who are data literate and able think critically
  • Instructional technology embedded into every course to help teachers inspire a deeper level of learning among students

Total Elementary Education Licensure Requirements: 41-44 credit hours

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

Program Requirements

Course Requirements

EDFD 404 Foundations of Teaching (3 credit hours)
EDFD 405 Perspectives in Education (3 credit hours)
EDES 403 Cultural Competence in Education (3 credit hours)
EDFD 448 Designing Instruction for All Learners (3 credit hours)
EDFD 470 Effective Classroom Management (3 credit hours)
EDFD 445 Math for Educators (3 credit hours)
EDTC 401 Technology for Educators/Educational Technology (3 credit hours, can be transfer credit)
EDFD 420 The Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom (3 credit hours, can be transfer credit)
EDFD 431 Educational Psychology (3 credit hours, can be transfer credit)
EDEL 441 Child and Adolescent Literature (3 credit hours, can be transfer credit)
EDRG 444 Teaching Reading and Writing (3 credit hours)
EDEL 450 Assessment of Learning: Elementary (3 credit hours)
EDEL 460 Elem. Methods I (Grades K-3) (3 credit hours)
EDEL 461 Elem. Methods II (Grades 4-6) (3 credit hours)
EDFD 497 Professionalism in Education (2 credit hours)
EDEL 490 Student Teaching: Elementary (10 credit hours)


Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

How to Apply

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Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

Applicants seeking teacher licensure from the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission:

  • Complete the online non-degree application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  • Official transcripts from each U.S. regionally accredited institution attended with a print date of within one year of your application date.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • Critical analysis essay
  • Oath and Consent form. Download the oath and consent form.
  • Current resume
  • Two recommendation forms, or one recommendation form and one observation form
  • Please ensure you disclose any and all offenses on your admission application. A background check may be required prior to starting classes at Regis. In addition, all applicants must submit a completed official fingerprint card ($33.50) as part of the enrollment process. Accepted students will be mailed instructions, along with a fingerprint card, to be taken to their local law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted. Fingerprint results should be received by Regis University within 30 days of starting your first class with us. It is important you are aware of the Colorado Department of Education’s guidelines for teacher licensure prior to pursuing a teacher licensure program. Click here for more information. Regis University reserves the right to dismiss any candidate from the Teacher Education Program whose offense precludes them from obtaining licensure or contact with youth.
  • Initial Licensure seeking students must purchase a Task Stream account directly through Taskstream. Contact information for Taskstream will be sent to you after add/ drop date of your first course. Task Stream is a webfolio to document all of your evaluations, projects, papers and field hours. Once you have completed your program you can provide a link to principals when you apply for teaching positions.
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.


Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

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