If you are interested in a rewarding career as an elementary teacher, the BA in Elementary Education provides an engaging and exciting path. We prepare teachers who are dedicated to social justice and committed to ensuring every student learns and excels.
Through engaging coursework and practical experience in the classroom, this degree offers a track towards a bachelor’s degree and teacher licensure focused on kindergarten through 6th grades. Plus, you will earn the desirable, advanced endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Education, which provides preparation and tools for working with diverse populations and emerging bilingual learners, who make up nearly 25% of Colorado's school age population.
Note: if you are interested in a degree in another area combined with licensure, explore our teacher licensure program.
Both the Elementary Education Major and the Elementary Licensure Program offer coursework and classroom experiences designed to prepare outstanding elementary teachers. The coursework is comparable, and all our programs emphasize advancing educational equity and social justice.
The Elementary Education Licensure program is for current CU Boulder students interested in combining the licensure program with another major. The Elementary Education Major is a stand-alone degree program.
Not at this time. Launched in fall 2017, the Elementary Education Major is only open to CU Boulder first-year students at present. Please check back with us in spring 2017 for more information.