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CCU’s education licensure and degree programs provide a unique combination of theory and practice to help you develop the skills you need to be an effective teacher and make a meaningful impact on the next generation of learners. The University offers both licensure and non-licensure undergraduate programs in early childhood, elementary, and special education. Students can also earn graduate degrees in special education and curriculum and instruction. All courses are offered 100% online and incorporate a Christ-centered worldview—a cornerstone of the University for more than a century. The flexible format makes it possible for you to take one class at time and still have time for work, family, and life's adventures. The University also offers generous transfer credit options and opportunities to earn credit for prior life experiences. CCU supports active military, veterans, and spouses by offering tuition discounts, on-base class options, and a dedicated military support team.

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  • Lakewood, CO
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Amy Starnes

At Colorado Christian University, I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education. As a pastor’s wife, mother and employee, attending classes on a traditional campus seemed impossible. CCU offered classes from a Christian perspective, and the online format let me accomplish a lifelong goal.

Amy Starnes

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Programs
Bachelor’s & lic.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education with Licensure
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Licensure
  • Bachelor of Arts in Special Education with Licensure
Licensure-only
  • Alternative License Special Education
Master’s & lic.
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Education in Special Education
Bachelor’s & licensure
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education with Licensure
  • From 16 to 48 months
    Program Duration
  • Online
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
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Program Info

CCU’s early childhood education programs will prepare you to make a meaningful impact on the next generation of learners. As a teacher candidate, you’ll study education theory and get field-based learning experiences that put you in the classroom. This unique combination of theory and practice will help you develop the skills to become an effective early childhood teacher. Taught from a Christian worldview, CCU’s early childhood education courses have a flexible, fully online format. In each course, you’ll serve students through servant-leadership in schools and school systems. Small class sizes encourage individualized learning, networking and direct access to instructors who are also professionals in the field. With your B.A. and licensure in early childhood education, you can teach pre-kindergarten through third grade in public, international, private and public charter schools. Once you complete this education program and meet state requirements (including testing and background checks), you can apply to the Colorado Department of Education for a Colorado teaching license. Adult students from around the world can participate in CCU’s online program. Out-of-state? You can use your Colorado license to apply for licensure in your home state, through your department of education’s teacher license transfer process.

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  • From 16 to 48 months
    Program Duration
  • Online
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Rolling Deadline

    Fall

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Colorado Christian University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Colorado Christian University to see if you can, too!
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Tuition

Colorado Christian University’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers the same tuition rate for students in state and out of state. Tuition rates vary by program and academic degree level.

$50
Application Fee Waiver

TEACH Colorado subscribers can use promo code "SUCCESS" to waive the $50 application fee.

10%
Tuition Discount

TEACH Colorado subscribers can take advantage of 10% off tuition toward a B.A. in Early Childhood Education with Licensure. To learn more, visit the TEACH Colorado Tuition Discount page. 

Working While Enrolled

Students may continue working while enrolled in this program.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Areas
Early Childhood Education (Birth-8)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

CCU’s professional core (aka junior and senior year) includes four semesters of coursework, which you can complete in as little as 16 months.

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