Become a Leader in Elementary Education

This graduate program is designed for learners who already hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking a master's degree and initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education (K-6).
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M.Ed. Initial Licensure: Elementary Education

Degree Overview

Available both online and on-campus, the M.Ed. with initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education program is designed for those who are passionate about working with young children, grades K-6, who would like to become licensed in the state of Colorado or Wyoming. Our Teacher Education program is nationally approved through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Our teacher education program is based on the philosophy that learning to be a teacher is best accomplished when an understanding of theory and practice is balanced by the knowledge gained through diverse experience in schools. Foundational courses will introduce you to theories in education. Content (subject area) courses will ensure that you have the depth of knowledge needed to teach in your endorsement area. Your professional sequence courses will emphasize field placement and experiential learning and your student teaching semester will be your final culmination in applying what you have learned.

Regis University's teacher licensure program develops educational leaders who improve and transform society. The curriculum emphasizes four distinctive areas:

  • Jesuit ideals including serving others, striving for excellence and reflective practice
  • Service learning integrated into every program, integrating theory with practical application
  • Curriculum focused on developing teachers who are data literate and able think critically
  • Instructional technology embedded into every course to help teachers inspire a deeper level of learning among students

A graduate license/endorsement is dependent on the major of your bachelor's degree. If the level and area of license/endorsement you are seeking does not correspond to your specific major, you may need to take additional undergraduate credits as required by Colorado or Wyoming laws and regulations for license/endorsement.

Paraprofessionals are offered a 10% preferred tuition discount for education courses at CPS. Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for details.

Total Degree and Licensure Requirements: 44-47 credit hours

Program Requirements

Course Requirements

EDFD 601 Educational Foundations (3 credit hours)
EDRS 600 Educational Research and Critical Reflection I (3 credit hours)
EDES 603 Equity, Ethics and Social Justice in Education (3 credit hours)
EDFD 630 Educational Psychology (3 credit hours)
EDEL 670 Effective Learning Environments(3 credit hours)
EDSP 620 Universal Design for Learning: A Framework for Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)
EDES 640 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credit hours)
EDEL 650  Assessment of Learning (3 credit hours) 
EDRG 644  Teaching Reading and Writing (3 credit hours) 
EDEL 660  Methods: The Nature and Practices of Literacy, Social Studies and Expressive Arts (3 credit hours) 
EDEL 662  Methods: The Nature and Practices of Science, Health and Physical Education (3 credit hours) 
EDEL 663  Methods: The Nature and Practices of Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
EDRS 680  Educational Research and Critical Reflection II (1 credit hour) 
EDEL 690  Student Teaching (5-8 credit hours) 
EDEL 697  Professionalism in Education I (2 credit hours) 
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 44-47 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

How to Apply

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MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official transcript from each previously attended U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 from previously attended colleges and universities
  • Criminal background check: Applicants must have a $45 background check in order to complete their online application. View and print the instructions, consent for background check and disqualifying offenses documents to get started.
  • Critical analysis essay
  • Current resume
  • One observation form from a person who has observed the applicant with children of the appropriate age
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed
  • Once registered in your first course, a $90 Task Stream fee will be applied toward your tuition. This fee is eligible for financial aid. Task Stream creates a webfolio where all evaluations, projects, papers and field hours are tracked in once place, which can be provided as a link to principals when you apply for teaching positions.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014
Spring 2015 January 5, 2015 December 8, 2014
Summer 2015 May 4, 2015 April 6, 2015

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $20,975 - $22,400 44 - 47 $475 $75
Online $20,975 - $22,400 44 - 47 $475 $75

2013-2014 Academic Year Tuition: Through Summer 2014

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $20,975 - $22,400 44 - 47 $475 $75
Online $20,975 - $22,400 44 - 47 $475 $75

Directed study costs $475 per credit hour.

Please note: Additional fees may apply to students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.