Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022

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. 

Students in the Elementary Education Licensure program may select the Classical Elementary Education track, giving students the opportunity to study traditional approaches to education rooted in western civilization and culture. Information on the Classical Elementary Education program requirements is listed below.

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)


Classical Elementary Education Track


Elementary education licensure students have the option of completing the Classical Elementary Education Track. This unique track provides students the opportunity to study traditional approaches to education rooted in western civilization and culture, employing the historic curriculum and pedagogy of the seven liberal arts in order to cultivate men and women characterized by Truth, wisdom, virtue, and eloquence. Students also choose 2 philosophy courses as part of this track. This track does not yield eligibility to apply for a K-12 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement.

The Classical 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 (44 credit hours)
Elementary Classical Education Professional Core (51 credit hours)

In addition to the General Education core courses listed above, students in the Classical Elementary Education Licensure program take the following Liberal Arts Major and Classical Elementary Education Professional core classes.

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

CCU Graduates completing the Classical Elementary Education Licensure program earn an institutional recommendation for an Initial Colorado Teacher License with the following endorsement:

  • Elementary Education

Professional Licensure Disclosure


Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

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 (e.g., Praxis exam), 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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