Inspire the Minds of Tomorrow

At Regis University, you’ll learn the practice of teaching from a perspective that emphasizes the heart and mind of education. Our family of programs is grounded in the Jesuit tradition that encourages development of the whole person. This tradition informs how our faculty teach, and how we train our graduates to teach. To achieve this, you’ll gain a strong foundation in topics such as child development, pedagogy, classroom management and the use of evidence-based practices. If you believe that teaching is a calling and not just a profession, you’ve come to the right place. Come learn from and with people who feel the same.

Designed for students seeking initial licensure in the state of Colorado, you’ll graduate ready to teach learners of all types in grades K-6. With specific subject-area introductions in liberal arts, mathematics, science and physical health, your program will culminate with a student teaching experience in a local classroom.

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Statement of Purpose

The Division of Education at Regis University prepares educators who are committed to our Jesuit values, including social justice, anti-racist teaching, inclusive, culturally sustaining, multilingual education and building a compassionate community. We are committed to preparing empowered, resilient educators who work with their students, schools and communities to advocate for change.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Time Commitment
24-36 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January and August.

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Nicole Boyer

"I felt like I could talk to my professors about what was going on and have a personal relationship with them"

Nicole Boyer
M.Ed. Elementary Education, 2020

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Our friends at TEACH Colorado have free tools and resources to make applying to our program—and becoming a classroom teacher—easier! Create an account today and immediately access:

  • An interactive application checklist to keep you on track.
  • $100 fee reimbursement towards application and testing expenses.
  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.
  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.
  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.

By the Numbers

Tuition discount offered for teachers and paraprofessionals
Schools that Regis partners with for student teaching opportunities
Praxis exam pass rate (national average is 89%)
Student Teaching

Regis has over 100 partner schools and will work to pair you with the right grade level in a supportive atmosphere for your student teaching experience. Students must pass the state-required licensing exam (PRAXIS) and complete a total of 200 field hours before applying to student teaching. Students should expect to complete 1-3 field hours per week while enrolled in the program. Some student teaching programs will help offset the cost of student teaching or pay you to student teach.

Initial Licensure

As a part of the program, you must successfully take the state licensure examination to student teach in one of our partner schools. We will support and recommend you through this process. After completing your field hours in a Colorado school and upon completion of student teaching, you can apply for licensure in Colorado through the Colorado Department of Education with our recommendation.

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Excellence in Education

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education program at Regis University is a state-approved initial licensure preparation program by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). Additionally, Regis was ranked as a Top 20 Online Education Program in the Open Education Databases' 2019 Online College Rankings. We are proud our graduates continue to make a difference in the lives of students.

Imagine Yourself In ...

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EDRG 640: Teaching Reading and Writing

Discover scientifically-based methods for teaching reading and writing, with a focus on current methodologies, research-based instructional practices and ongoing assessment.

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EDSP 620: Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs

Apply evidence-based instructional strategies and assessments to meet the needs of every student, while developing ongoing connections with community, family and school resources

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EDFD 603: Diversity, Equity and Social Justice

Examines issues in education pertaining to areas such as culturally and linguistically diverse education, special education, race and ethnicity, language, religion, socioeconomic status and ability or disability.

To apply to the M.Ed. in Elementary Education program, you will need:

  • Online application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended universities and colleges
  • Resume
  • Interview

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Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $589 per credit hour
Total program credits: 45
10% tuition discount is available for paraprofessionals or those with contracted positions within a school.

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or visit our Office of Financial Aid on the web.

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A Culture of Excellence

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The Master of Education in Elementary Education is offered by the Division of Education within Regis College.