Within the context of a Christian worldview, the BA Liberal Arts with Elementary Education Licensing degree provides a challenging, theory-based and application-oriented approach to education. Students acquire knowledge, develop skills and demonstrate competencies necessary to teach effectively in public and private schools. Courses and field experiences develop educators who are dedicated to addressing diverse learner needs with excellence through servant-leadership in their field and in society.
The emphasis on becoming a master teacher enhances the student’s teaching abilities through the study of curriculum development, program assessment, psychological foundations of teaching methods, group dynamics, and critical thinking skills. These principles are then put into practical application with the student gaining hands-on experience in the classroom. This combination of conceptual knowledge applied in real-world classroom experiences contributes to the student’s development as a master teacher.
Students who satisfactorily complete all requirements of the Elementary Education Licensing program are qualified to teach in kindergarten through sixth grade in Colorado. Upon successful program completion, graduates meet requirements for certification by the Association of Christian Schools International and may also apply to the Colorado Department of Education for a teaching license.
Students in the bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with Elementary Education Licensing program may apply to the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) . Upon acceptance, two graduate level courses included in the BA professional core can be applied to the MACI degree.
Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with Elementary Education Licensing (120 credits):
General Education (22 credits)
Liberal Arts Major Core (26 credits)
Elementary Education Professional Core (48 credits)
Electives (24 credits)