The teacher education program in Regis College actively engages teacher candidates in collaborative, reflective, and challenging learning experiences that wholly develop their capabilities as committed, caring, and qualified educators. Education students are actively involved in urban and diverse field experiences beginning with their introductory education courses.
Regis College Education Department offers professional licensure secondary, and K-12 art and music. Students also have an option of completing any of the three minors or concentrations of study with the education department. These minors can be earned in addition to teaching licensure or independent from a teaching license. The minors include Literacy, Special Education, and Linguistically Diverse Education. Students interested in the Linguistically Diverse Minor also have the opportunity to earn graduate credit and complete coursework for the full ESL Endorsement.
Students completing a teacher licensure program at Regis will also have completed requirements for a minor in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Music or Art Education. However, it is also possible to complete a minor in Education without seeking teacher licensure.
All students enrolled in the Teacher Licensure Program at Regis College must have co-academic advisors, one in the major field and one in the Education Department.
The programs leading to recommendation for licensure in a particular subject area at the secondary level, contain their own specific requirements. These requirements are listed on the advising sheet pertinent to that subject area. The advising sheets are available from an advisor in the Education Department. It is the student‘s responsibility to meet the requirements listed on that advising sheet.
Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:
- Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
- Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
- Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year
More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here.
Each subject area in which there is a secondary teacher education program has parallel requirements specifically developed for that particular subject area. Students are also responsible for completing those requirements.
Successful completion of the secondary education licensure program also results in the completion of a minor in education. Successful completion of the following requirements may qualify a student to be recommended for licensure in a specific subject area at the secondary level in the State of Colorado. Students should consult an advisor for the additional requirements for secondary education licensure, which are not listed.
||Math for Teachers - 2 semester hours
||Foundations of Education for Diverse Learners - 3 semester hours
||Psychology of Educators - 3 semester hours
||Assessment of Learning - 3 semester hours
||Field Work in Schools (3 sections Minimum)
||Teaching the Exceptional Student in the General Education Classroom - 3 semester hours
||Secondary Student Teaching - 8-11 semester hours
||Secondary Curriculum Planning and Classroom - 3 semester hours
||Practicum: Culturally Linguistically Diverse - 1 semester hours
||Assessment for the Diverse Learner - 3 semester hours
||Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally Linguistically Diverse Students - 3 semester hours
||Young Adult Literature (required only of those seeking secondary licensure in English or minor in Literacy Education) - 3 semester hours
||Theories, Strategies, and Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse K-) - 3 semester hours
||Student Teacher Seminar
|Methods course pertinent to the major subject area of licensure selected from the following:
||Secondary English: Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Secondary Foreign Language Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Secondary Mathematics Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Secondary Business Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Secondary Science Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
||Secondary Social Studies Content, Instruction and Assessment - 3 semester hours
Regis is an exceptional and successful training ground for teachers. Our Education programs are fully accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. All fulltime faculty are experienced practitioners with a teaching background. All continue to work within schools as part of our service, research and teaching responsibilities.