Elementary Education

Master of Education | Initial Licensure

Start Your Elementary Education Career at Regis

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education is 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. More than that, we’ll help you develop as an independent, autonomous educator. Students are encouraged to develop their own approach to teaching, leading to more adaptable and resilient teachers.

Our unique scholar-practitioner model sets us apart. Our Ph.D. faculty offer theoretical expertise and in-depth research analysis, while our affiliate faculty bring practical experience and know-how to the table. Faculty demonstrate and model various best practices in their Regis classrooms, encouraging their students to take similar pedagogical approaches in their own classrooms.

The M.Ed. in Elementary Education at Regis is built for flexibility and convenience. Student teaching and required field hours are embedded within the program — students complete 200 field hours through their course work, as they partner with local schools and build their professional network.

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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.

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.

Program Details

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Get all the details on our M.Ed. in Elementary Education program, including course requirements, application materials and a sample course sequence. And explore the Academic Catalog for full descriptions of all courses.

Imagine Yourself In ...

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EDEL 650: Assessment of Learning

Provides the means for future classroom teachers to assess student learning using appropriate, practical and relevant assessment techniques and evaluation guidelines.

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EDEL 670: Classroom Management

Explores the creation of a classroom that supports individual and collaborative learning, and considers current legislation related to management techniques to ensure inclusive learning environments.

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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:

  • Completed online application
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official degree-bearing transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Resume

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

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 sign up for one of our upcoming graduate financial aid information sessions.

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