Real World Experience

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 Division of Education 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.

Traditional Undergraduate Programs

These programs are for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Regis College at Regis' Northwest Denver campus. Students will experience the tradition of Jesuit education. Experiential learning, social justice focus and an integrated and full liberal arts core is at the center of learning to be a teacher in Regis' traditional undergraduate programs. During the first course and throughout the program, students experience the classroom with placements in local schools. All programs are inclusive by design and incorporate the requirements for a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement, as well as coursework on Special Education.

B.A. Elementary Education: Teaching for Social Justice with Initial Licensure: Students earn a B.A. in Elementary Education while simultaneously earning a licensure/endorsement in Colorado. All students earn a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse endorsement, as well as complete the coursework for a Special Education Endorsement.

Secondary Education Licensure: Students earn a major in a licensable area while working toward a Secondary Education Licensure. Licensable areas include: business, language arts, social students, science, math, world languages, art or music. All students earn a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse endorsement, as well as have the option to include Special Education coursework.  


Several minors can be earned by students not seeking licensure but who are interested in education content.  Minors offered include:

  • Education
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Literacy Education
  • Physical Education or Coaching
  • Special Education


    Courses for the post-traditional B.A. in Elementary Education or dual licensure are offered online, on campus, or a combination of both. All courses required for an education degree and licensure may be taken at Regis University, or up to 75 credits may be transferred in. This coursework is for students who are not seeking a traditional college experience.  A student may take as long as seven years to complete the program of study.

    B.A Elementary EducationStudents earn a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education while also meeting initial teacher licensure requirements. Read Fact Sheet for more.

    BA in Elementary Education with Dual Licensure in Elementary and Special Education: Through this program, students can earn their Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Special Education while simultaneously earning licensure/endorsement in Colorado for both Elementary Education and Special Education. Read Fact Sheet for more.