Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts | Initial Licensure (Accelerated)

Transform lives through education

Earn your B.A. in Elementary Education while also meeting initial teacher licensure requirements. Our program is offered completely online to accommodate working professionals. Additionally, there may be some face-to-face courses in the evenings offered intermittently throughout the program depending on interest. Our flexible options allow you to keep your full-time job until your student teaching placement during the last semester of the program.

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. Students who complete our program will receive a B.A. in Elementary Education and will be licensed in Elementary Education, Special Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education.

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Statment 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 + on-campus courses
8-week terms

Transfer Friendly
Transfer up to 81 credits

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October

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Student Teaching

Students are encouraged to use their field experience to help determine good placement for student teaching. You have a voice in where you would like to be placed. We have partner schools where you can complete your field experience if you wish. Students must pass the state-required PRAXIS exam and complete 200 field hours before applying to student teach. Students complete 1-3 field hours per week while in the program.

Initial Licensure

As a part of the program, you will complete your B.A. and licensure concurrently. 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 123 credits, students in the B.A. Elementary Education complete requirements for dual licensure in both Elementary and Special Education. With a focus on inclusion, the elementary and special education professional sequences focus on teaching subjects to learners of all ability levels and incorporating special education methods and strategies into the classroom.

By the Numbers

Tuition discount offered for teachers and paraprofessionals
Schools that Regis partners with for student teaching opportunities
Estimated teacher shortage by 2025*

*Economic Policy Institute

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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. logo

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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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EDSP 420: Teaching Exceptional Learners

Applies evidence-based instructional strategies and assessments to meet the needs of every student. Examines current legislation and develops Universal Design planning. Develops ongoing connections with community, family, and school resources.

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

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from prior college(s)
  • Resume
  • Teacher candidate interview
  • Criminal background check

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Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $515 per credit hour
Total program credits: 123 (credits taken at Regis University will vary based on your number of transfer credits)
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 B.A. in Elementary Education from Regis sets you apart and prepares you for professional success — think of it as an investment in your future. And you may be closer to graduation than you realize. View the Transfer Guide for a complete list of transfer credit equivalents that can save you time and money. Between our generous transfer policies, scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future undergraduate financing guide for lots of helpful tips.

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