Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Feb 26, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Elementary Licensure Program: B.A. Liberal Arts (CUS)


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The Elementary Education Licensure Program graduates earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. The Liberal Arts Major is an essential component due to the interdisciplinary character and comprehensive coverage of academic knowledge and skills elementary teachers need to promote student learning and success. The elementary licensure program is 122 credit hours and offers supervised clinical practice experiences in diverse school settings. Upon program completion, the teacher candidate will have met all requirements for an institutional recommendation for an Initial Colorado Teacher License with an endorsement in K-6 Elementary Education and an endorsement in K-12 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. In addition to the dual endorsements, the teacher candidate will earn 3-6 graduate level credits that can be applied towards the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction  program offered by CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

CCU graduates of the Elementary Licensure Program earn four CCU Areas of Emphasis: Biblical Studies, English, Reading, and Social Studies.

The Elementary Education Licensure Program requires the following 122 credit hours, including 850+ Clinical Practice Hours in schools:
General Education (27 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Major Core (38 credit hours)
Elementary Education Professional Core (57 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (27 credit hours)


Arts and Humanities (3 credit hours)


Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


Social Sciences (3 credit hours)


Elementary Licensure Emphases and Endorsements


CCU Graduates completing the Elementary Licensure Program earn four CCU areas of emphasis:

  • Biblical Studies
  • English
  • Reading Literacy
  • Social Studies

CCU Graduates completing the Elementary Licensure program earn an institutional recommendation for an Initial Colorado Teacher License with the following two endorsements:

  • Elementary Education
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with Elementary Education Licensure


The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Liberal Arts with Elementary Education Licensure to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 122 credits, including all general education, liberal arts major, and elementary education professional core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in all CCU coursework, and a C- or better in all professional education courses.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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