Become a Leader in Elementary Education

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This graduate program is designed for learners who already hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking a master's degree and initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education (K-6).
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Elementary Education (Initial Teacher Licensure)

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Available both online and on-campus in Denver, the M.Ed. in Elementary Education with initial teacher licensure program is designed for those who are passionate about working with young children, grades K-6, who would like to become licensed in the state of Colorado.

Our 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

A graduate license/endorsement is dependent on the major of your bachelor's degree. If the level and area of license/endorsement you are seeking does not correspond to your specific major, you may need to take additional undergraduate credits as required by Colorado laws and regulations for license/endorsement.

Paraprofessionals are offered a 10% preferred tuition discount for education courses at Regis. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.

Total Degree and Licensure Requirements: 44-47 credit hours

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Course Requirements

EDFD 601 Educational Foundations (3 credit hours)
EDRS 600 Educational Research and Critical Reflection I (3 credit hours)
EDES 603 Equity, Ethics and Social Justice in Education (3 credit hours)
EDFD 630 Educational Psychology (3 credit hours)
EDEL 670 Effective Learning Environments(3 credit hours)
EDSP 620 Universal Design for Learning: A Framework for Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)
EDES 640 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credit hours)
EDEL 650  Assessment of Learning (3 credit hours) 
EDRG 644  Teaching Reading and Writing (3 credit hours) 
EDEL 660  Methods: The Nature and Practices of Literacy, Social Studies and Expressive Arts (3 credit hours) 
EDEL 662  Methods: The Nature and Practices of Science, Health and Physical Education (3 credit hours) 
EDEL 663  Methods: The Nature and Practices of Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
EDEL 690  Student Teaching (5-8 credit hours) 
EDEL 697  Professionalism in Education I (2 credit hours) 
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 44-47 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.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

Take the next step towards receiving a values-based education at Regis University by visiting the Admissions Portal to learn more about application deadlines, checklists and requirements. For specific admissions requirements, see the fact sheet applicable to your program. 

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Tuition

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