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Western Colorado's Selective University

Elementary Education

The elementary licensure program provides teacher education candidates broad field content knowledge and prepares them as teachers for grades K-6. Candidates must have a major in Liberal Arts with an English, Mathematics or Social Science content area emphasis.

Basic Program Admission Requirements

  • Before a student may register for any upper level education courses, s/he must have been formally accepted into the Center for Teacher Education Program through a thorough application process.
  • A minimum of 60 credit hours of general education and content area coursework must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.80 before a candidate may apply for admission to the Center for Teacher Education elementary licensure program.
  • Elementary education students must complete ENGL 111 & 112, PSYC 233, EDUC 115 & 215, and ESSL 200 & 290 with a grade of "B" or better. As well as, complete MATH 105 with a grade of B or better. If a student earns a C in MATH 105, the student may retake the course, or instead take and pass the PRAXIS CORE Math test with a score of 150. 

Elementary Program Sheets:

Regional Cohort (Online Elementary Program)

The Center for Teacher Education offers an opportunity for students to pursue a career as an elementary education teacher while continuing to live in their Colorado community. The program provides students access to a Bachelor of Arts degree with elementary education licensure using a cohort model. The four semester sequence is designed for students to complete the degree through online and computer-based coursework. Students are typically placed within our 14-county western slope community of school districts.

View upcoming cohort events on our Dates and Events page.


Students should meet with a Center for Teacher Education advisor as soon as possible in order to obtain information specific to the elementary education licensure program.


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