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Colorado Christian University

BA in Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Non-Licensure) program offered by Colorado Christian University is designed to prepare graduates to teach in schools that do not require state licensure, such as some private and charter schools. Read more to learn about this Colorado Christian University bachelor's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Non-Licensure)

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in applying to CCU's Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program should be interested in a career in teaching in a private school setting. All applicants to Colorado Christian University programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program at Colorado Christian University is designed to provide students with both a theory- and application-based approach to education. Coursework and practical field experience aims to develop educators into excellent teachers and servant leaders. The content covers curriculum development, program assessment, psychological foundations, teaching methods, group dynamics, and critical thinking. This program does not lead to Colorado State licensure, but graduates do meet the certifications required for the Association of Christian Schools International, meaning they are eligible to teach at some private schools, international schools, charter schools, or other agencies.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education:

The courses required for a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Colorado Christian University include general education courses, elementary education courses, and electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Core Courses (48 credits)

  • World Views
  • Students can choose one of the following:
    • Art Appreciation
    • Creative Arts
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Classic Christmas Films & Literature
    • C.S. Lewis in Film & Literature
  • Adult Studies Seminar I
  • Adult Studies Seminar II
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Investigative Writing
    • Information Literacy
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Oral Communication
    • Interactive Communication
  • Math Concepts
  • Biological Diversity
  • Biological Diversity Lab
  • General Psychology
  • Environmental Geography
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • America Since 1877
    • Western Civilization I

Elementary Education Core Courses (37 credits)

  • Teaching as a Profession
  • Field I: Standards-Based Planning
  • Math and Science Methods
  • Literacy Methods
  • Social Studies and Creative Arts Methods
  • Assessments and Measurement
  • Classroom and Instructional Management
  • Special Needs Methods
  • Field II: Strategic Instruction
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • Integrating Technology into Education
  • Math Literacy
  • Teaching the Developing Reader

Open Electives (35 credits)

  • Students must complete 35 credits of elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have successfully completed CCU's Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education could choose to continue their learning by enrolling in master's level programs. Additional education may result in increased responsibility and a larger range of career opportunities. Some possible degree options include:

  • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in teaching

Career Paths:

Those who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education could be prepare to become teachers for elementary aged students. Although this program does not result in state certification, graduates can go on to teach in private schools, charter schools, and other similar institutions, as well as seek international teaching positions.

Possible career options include:

  • Private school elementary teacher
  • International school elementary teacher
  • Charter school elementary teacher