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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts | Initial Licensure

Caring, committed 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.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 22-23 Academic Year
$40,830

Sample Elementary Education Classes

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EDFD 403: 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.

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EDEL 470: 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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EDRG 420: Teaching Exceptional Learners

Learn to teach reading and writing by examining current methodologies, research-based instructional practices and the application of five essential components of comprehensive reading instruction.

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Program Details

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

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.


Dual Endorsement

By completing an extra 12 credit hours (a total of 132) students in the B.A. Elementary Education have the option to apply for dual licensure in both Elementary and Special Education. The Special Education professional sequence focuses on teaching subjects to learners of all ability levels and incorporating special education methods and strategies into the classroom. 


Jesuit Tradition

Choose Jesuit Education

Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Elementary Education program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT/SAT test scores 
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

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

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year: $40,830/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,361/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Curious about financial aid options?  Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

Fall
| First-Year Students: April 15
International Students: July 1
Transfer Students: August 1

Spring
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First-Year Students: Dec 1
International Students: Nov 1
Transfer Students: Dec 1