Becoming committed, caring, and 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.
In addition to completing your B.A. and licensure in Elementary Education, you will also complete the required coursework for a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement and the coursework for the Special Education: Generalist Endorsement. Your plan of study is fully integrated within the liberal arts and you will participate in the Jesuit educational experience, taking classes on the Lowell Campus, experiencing what teaching is in our diverse local schools, and working with your advisor to create a learning path that supports your goals.
If you choose not to major in Elementary Education, but would like to earn the required course credits to become a licensed Elementary teacher, you can choose another major and work with an advisor in the Undergraduate Education Programs Department to meet those requirements.
Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:
- Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
- Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
- Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year
More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here.
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.
||Mastery of Foundational Mathematics – 3 semester hours
||Foundations of Education for Diverse Learners - 3 semester hours
||Tutoring Laboratory - 0 semester hours
||Physical and Cultural Geography - 3 semester hours
||General Psychology - 3 semester hours
||Assessment of Learning - 3 semester hours
||Field Work in Schools (3 sections Minimum)
||Teaching the Exceptional Student in the General Education Classroom - 3 semester hours
||Elementary Reading and Writing: Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Language, Literacy and Linguistics for Educators - 3 semester hours
||Elementary Student Teaching - 3-8 semester hours
||Elementary Science: Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Elementary Math: Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Elementary Language Arts: Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Elementary Social Studies: Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Practicum: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse - 0 semester hours
||Multicultural Literature and Literacy Across the Elementary Curriculum - 3 semester hours
||Theories, Strategies, and Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse K-12 - 3 semester hours
||Student Teacher Seminar - 1 semester hours
||Assessment of the Diverse Learner - 3 semester hours
||Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students - 3 semester hours
Teaching for Social Justice Component – 21 semester hours
Academic Discipline Concentration
Courses selected in consultation with the academic advisor – 9 semester hours
Special Education Focus
EDSP 380 Special Education Practicum – 0 semester hours
EDSP 402 Collaboration for the Exceptional Student – 3 semester hours
EDSP 404 Instruction for the Exceptional Student – 3 semester hours
EDSP 405 Literacy Intervention – 3 semester hours
EDSP 406 Positive Behavior Interventions and Support – 3 semester hours
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:
- 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.
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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.