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Elementary Education

Master of Education | Initial Licensure

Inspire the minds of tomorrow. 

At Regis, you’ll be grounded in a teaching practice that accommodates diverse learners. You’ll gain a critical foundational understanding of educational pedagogy while exploring the complexities of child psychology, acquire state licensure and leave with the confidence to lead an elementary school classroom.

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.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Credits for Completion
43 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$515 per credit hour

Sample Elementary Education Classes

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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.

Program Details

Get all the details on our M.Ed. Elementary Education program, including course requirements and application materials. 

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.

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 inital 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. 

How to Apply

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

  • Completed online application
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Resume
  • Teacher candidate interview
  • Criminal background check

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $515 per credit hour
10% tuition discount is available for paraprofessionals or those with contracted positions within a school
Total program credits: 43

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January and August.