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 Elementary Education and an endorsement in 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 three CCU Areas of Emphasis: Biblical Studies, 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)