Lead the change in the classroom

The BA in Elementary Education, with the endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, provides a focused path for those interested in becoming elementary teachers who treat all students with dignity and care. This program prepares reflective, ethical and responsive teachers who are committed to ensuring every student learns and excels. Our students and alumni aim to make the world a more just place through their work inside and outside the classroom.

Through inspiring and rigorous coursework and practical experience in schools serving diverse learners, this degree offers a track towards a bachelor’s degree and teacher licensure for kindergarten through 6th grades. In addition, you will earn an endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, which provides preparation for working with diverse populations, including bilingual learners, who make up nearly 25% of Colorado's school age population.

Imagine yourself in classes where you...

  • Come to understand schools’ potential to either uphold the status quo or change the world
  • Closely examine your work with elementary teachers and students in school and community settings
  • Learn to design and deliver rigorous, responsive instruction for students from a range of diverse communities, including bilingual learners
  • Develop the skills to advocate for diverse learners, inside and outside of schools
  • Practice engaging with families and communities from a range of backgrounds

 For more information about program requirements and courses, visit the CU Boulder Course Catalog.  


  • A close-knit learning community, where you will receive personal support and experience small classes with the same group of classmates throughout your college experience
  • Focus throughout the program on advancing humanizing teaching practices, educational equity and social justice
  • Endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, a highly sought-after endorsement that prepares teachers to work with culturally diverse, multilingual students
  • Courses developed and led by supportive, nationally renowned faculty
  • Extensive experience working in and with school and community partners across each year of study

Note: if you are interested in a degree in another area combined with licensure, explore our teacher licensure program.

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