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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.

As a student, you will gradually accumulate over 200 hours of classroom experience before beginning student teaching. School districts throughout western Colorado provide opportunities to gain experience with children of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of school settings.

Before students may register for any upper level education courses, they must be formally accepted to the  Teacher Education program. Application requirements and prerequisites can be viewed on our program application page or in the Advising Handbook. 

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 that starts each fall. The four semester sequence is designed for students to complete the education coursework through online and computer-based coursework. We also offer an online post-baccalaureate elementary licensure option for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree through our Initial Teacher Licensure graduate program.

All of our online elementary students must complete field hours in area schools. Placements are arranged between a local school district and the Center for Teacher Education, and are typically within our 14-county western slope community of school districts. Placements outside of this region are made on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on several factors including, agreements with cooperating school districts, qualified mentor availability, student support and supervision.

The elementary licensure program provides teacher education candidates with a broad content knowledge and prepares them as teachers for grades kindergarten through six in English.

Academic Requirements

The elementary licensure program provides teacher education candidates with a broad content knowledge and prepares them as teachers for grades kindergarten through six in mathematics.

Academic Requirements

The elementary licensure program provides teacher education candidates with a broad content knowledge and prepares them as teachers for grades kindergarten through six in social science.

Academic Requirements

Graduates of this program may seek licensure and teaching positions in grades K-6. Explore the links below to learn more about the teaching profession or about other careers in the field of education.

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