Get Your Secondary Education License

Regis University’s Secondary Education Licensure (Non-Degree) program is designed for learners who already hold a bachelor's and/or master's degree and are seeking initial teacher licensure in Secondary Education in Colorado or Wyoming.
Classroom Accelerated

Secondary Education Initial Licensure

Overview of Teacher Licensure

The initial teacher licensure in Secondary Education program is designed for those who want to make a difference in adolescents' lives, grades 7-12, 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 their students

Once accepted into the teacher licensure program, a student is assigned a faculty advisor. The advisor determines a student's individual needs and establishes the required licensure course work.

Total Secondary Education Initial Licensure Requirements: 51 Credit Hours

Secondary Education Endorsement Areas

In addition to the foundational course requirements, each Secondary Endorsement area has curriculum respective to that area. Students will work with their academic advisor to determine the courses needed to fulfill the additional requirements for their endorsement area:

  • Business
  • English
  • Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish)*
  • Math*
  • Science*
  • Social Studies

*Students seeking licensure in Secondary Foreign Language, Math or Science must enter the program with a completed bachelor’s degree in the respective area.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this Teacher Licensure Program at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 39.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

MED: Secondary Licensure

EDES 603 - Equity, Ethics & Social Justice in Ed

Explores the moral, political, and ethical contexts of teaching, focusing on issues pertaining to equity, access, and social justice. Examines transformative perspectives and practices aimed at challenging oppression and inequality.

EDES 640 - Culturally & Linguistic Diverse Learners

Focuses on educational policy and practice impacting CLD learners. Examines inter-relationship of culture, language, and identity and how these influence learning. Emphasizes theories of language acquistion and effective CLD practices/strategies.

Pre-requisite: TAKE EDES*603 AND EDSP*620;

EDFD 601 - Educational Foundations

Focuses on the foundations of education, teachers, and the law, and teaching as a profession. Also introduces Jesuit themes with an emphasis on service to others.

Cross listing(s): EDTC 601.

EDFD 630 - Educational Psychology

Focuses on human learning, motivation, and development. Investigates the relationship between individual differences related to learners cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development and instruction. Emphasizes use of instructional technology.

Cross listing(s): EDFD 630N EDFD 690F MLS 654G.

EDRG 644 - Teaching Reading and Writing

Provides graduate students with a variety of methods for teaching reading and writing. Uses current methodologies, research-based instructional practices, and ongoing assessment. Includes instruction and application of the five essential components of reading instruction. Note: Field experience required.

EDRS 600 - Ed Research & Critical Reflection I

Introduces fundamental concepts related to quantitative and qualitative educational research emphasizing teacher generated action research. Covers evaluation and engagement in educational research. Critical reflection as action research will be explored as well.

EDRS 680 - Ed Research & Critical Reflection II

Second in the series of graduate-level research courses required of graduate level teacher candidates. Candidates will engage in reflective practice around learner differences and will use the knowledge gained to understand the creation of inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. Note: Seniors only, majors only.

EDSC 650 - Assessment of Learning

Studies methods and strategies for organizing the classroom for maximum learning and various techniques for assessing learning. Familiarizes student with both standardized and informal methods of assessment for the classroom. Contains a practicum component.

EDSC 652 - Reading & Writing in the Content Area

Introduces general information about the reading process and the methodologies used in the teaching of reading and writing at the secondary level. Focuses on the concept of content reading and on the writing process. Familiarizes student with how teachers teach their students to effectively learn from expository text. Provides knowledge about some of the newer theories in content reading and writing as well as those proven to be effective. Meets the state requirement for reading for secondary and middle school teachers.

EDSC 690 - Student Teaching: Secondary

Requires working in a classroom full time (300-600 student contact hours) under the supervision of a licensed teacher of the same endorsement in an accredited school. Provides opportunity to observe, develop lessons, assess learning, and teach large and small groups as well as individualized lessons. Attends appropriate in-services or faculty meetings and becomes a part of the school community.

EDSP 620 - UDL: Framework for Teaching & Learning

Provides the foundational knowledge and skills to design, create, and provide lessons that ensure the engagement and participation of varied learners within a high standards based curriculum.

Methods Course

The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

(3SH)
EDSC 661-669--Secondary Methods (Content Area)

Professionalism

The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

Take 1 course from:
EDFD 697- Professionalism in Education I
or
EDFD 698- Professionalism in Education II

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

EDFD 600 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3.00)

Traces the history of the development of educational theory. Investigates leading contemporary and classical philosophical perspectives and implications towards practical educational goals. Analyzes educational values and practices and strategies for educational change.

Cross listing(s): EDFD 600N EDFD 690E MLS 654E.

EDFD 601 Educational Foundations (3.00)

Focuses on the foundations of education, teachers, and the law, and teaching as a profession. Also introduces Jesuit themes with an emphasis on service to others.

Cross listing(s): EDTC 601.

EDFD 603 Mltctrl/Ethic Prspctvs in Ed (3.00)

Examines the broad range of cultural competence focusing on implications in education, including ethnicity, socioeconomic level and gender. Explores ethical issues in education and invites students to develop a personal ethical stance regarding education practice.

Cross listing(s): EDFD 603N MLS 654H.

EDFD 610 Curr Intrdscplnry Prspctvs Ed (3.00)

Provides in-depth study of the role and social context of schooling from an interdisciplinary perspective. Focuses on current issues, research and implications for learning.

Cross listing(s): EDFD 610N MLS 654F.

EDFD 620 Excptnl Child/Regular Classrm (3.00)

Examines those students with special needs including the gifted and talented and how to educate them in the regular classroom. Instructs how to identify various exceptionalities, legal standards, and modification and adaptations for learning.

EDFD 630 Educational Psychology (3.00)

Focuses on human learning, motivation, and development. Investigates the relationship between individual differences related to learners cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical development and instruction. Emphasizes use of instructional technology.

Cross listing(s): EDFD 630N EDFD 690F MLS 654G.

EDFD 670 The Effective Classroom (3.00)

Explores the classroom management and the development of an effective classroom. Emphasizes classroom setup, establishing rapport, setting routines and procedures, management techniques, and conditions of learning in the K-12 environment.

EDFD 697 Professionalism in Education (2.00)

Seminar that accompanies Student Teaching. Focuses on topics that are critical for the effective teacher with a global perspective: planning for instruction, ethical practices, creating a supportive classroom, leadership, and collaboration.

EDRG 644 Teaching Reading and Writing (3.00)

Provides graduate students with a variety of methods for teaching reading and writing. Uses current methodologies, research-based instructional practices, and ongoing assessment. Includes instruction and application of the five essential components of reading instruction. Note: Field experience required.

EDRS 698 Capstone in Reflective Teaching (3.00)

Students explore research and best practices for classroom teachers using four strands. Identified data is collected during student reaching for analysis and presentation. Emphasis is on cultivating skills and dispositions necessary to becoming reflective practitioners.

EDSC 650 Assessment of Learning (3.00)

Studies methods and strategies for organizing the classroom for maximum learning and various techniques for assessing learning. Familiarizes student with both standardized and informal methods of assessment for the classroom. Contains a practicum component.

EDSC 652 Reading & Writing in the Content Area (3.00)

Introduces general information about the reading process and the methodologies used in the teaching of reading and writing at the secondary level. Focuses on the concept of content reading and on the writing process. Familiarizes student with how teachers teach their students to effectively learn from expository text. Provides knowledge about some of the newer theories in content reading and writing as well as those proven to be effective. Meets the state requirement for reading for secondary and middle school teachers.

EDSC 667 Secondary Methods/Science (3.00)

Studies methods and strategies for teaching science. Familiarizes student with new and traditional methods such as lecturing, individualization, cooperative grouping, Socratic seminars, journaling, and others. Examines the curriculum and standards for science as well as for planning lessons based upon the curriculum and standards. Contains a practicum component.

EDSC 690 Student Teaching: Secondary (5.00 - 10.00)

Requires working in a classroom full time (300-600 student contact hours) under the supervision of a licensed teacher of the same endorsement in an accredited school. Provides opportunity to observe, develop lessons, assess learning, and teach large and small groups as well as individualized lessons. Attends appropriate in-services or faculty meetings and becomes a part of the school community.

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

Apply Now

Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

Applicants seeking teacher licensure from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Materials Needed for Application and Admission:

  1. Completed online application form
  2. Pay the $75.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 from all previously attended colleges and universities
  4. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form.
    • Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university.
    • Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of application. If not received, course registrations will be suspended.
  5. Three years of full-time work experience after high school preferred
  6. Oath and Consent form. Download the oath and consent form.
  7. Two recommendation forms, or one recommendation form and one observation form
  8. Criminal background check: Applicants must have a $45 background check in order to complete their online application. View and print the instructionsconsent for background check and disqualifying offenses documents to get started.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 2014 May 5, 2014 April 7, 2014
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014

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

Tuition

Regis University Tuition: Secondary Education Licensure (Non-Degree)

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $24,300 51 $475 $75
Online $24,300 51 $475 $75

Directed study costs $475 per credit hour

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