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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts | Initial Licensure (Accelerated)

Shape the future through education. 

Regis University’s education programs develop leaders who strive to improve and transform society. The curriculum tackles issues like illiteracy, the impact of education on employment and the needs of underserved populations.

Earn your BA in Education while also meeting initial teacher licensure requirements. Choose between elementary education or a dual-endorsement in both elementary and special education. Take your classes online, in the evening, on the weekends or try our summer-intensive classes. Our flexible options allow you to keep your full-time job until your student teaching placement during the last semester of the program.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online + on campus courses
8-week terms

Credits for Completion
120 credit hours
Generous transfer credit opportunities

Cost of Tuition
$475 per credit hour

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.

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. 


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A Record of Excellence

Regis University's Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education has been ranked one of the Top 20 Online Education Programs in the Open Education Databases' 2019 Online College Rankings, and was highlighted as the third best online Bachelor's in Elementary Education by College Choice in 2017.

How to Apply

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

  • Completed online application
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcript(s) from prior colleges
  • 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: $475 per credit hour
10% tuition discount is available for paraprofessionals or those with contracted positions within a school
Total program credits: 120

Total program credits are the number of credit hours required for graduation. Students transferring credit may be required to complete a smaller number of credits at Regis. View the Transfer Guide for a complete list of transfer credit equivalents.

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, March, May, July, August and October.

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is offered by the Development Practice department within Regis College.