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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts | Initial Licensure (Accelerated)

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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. Students who complete our program will receive a BA in Elementary Education and will be licensed in Elementary Education, Special Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. Take all of your classes online as 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
Licensure: 123 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$485 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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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.

Program Details

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

Student Teaching

Students in the BA in Elementary Education programs are encouraged to use their field experience work to assist in determining a good placement for Student Teaching. We allow you to have a voice in where you would like to be placed. Our program also has some preferred partner schools in which to complete your field experience, as well as, student teaching if you wish. Students must pass the state-required licensing exam (PRAXIS) and complete a total of 200 field hours before applying to student teach. 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 will complete your BA and initial 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 will 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.

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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: $485 per credit hour
10% tuition discount is available for paraprofessionals or those with contracted positions within a school
Total program credits: 123

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.