Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
Note, residential students living at Spring Valley Campus can take courses in Glenwood Springs, with transportation provided by CMC shuttle service for this 15-minute ride. Field experiences for Education Classes are arranged in local elementary schools, which are accessible by free local bus service.
The best way to learn how to teach is to get into the classroom! Colorado Mountain College s Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education places CMC students in elementary classrooms from the start. So as they take college coursework, they also learn alongside veteran teachers.
Why is this important? Many college students don’t get into the classroom until later in their program, giving them few chances to develop classroom skills. By getting experience during all four years CMC students develop skills that help them be successful in their first year of teaching. And by getting into the classroom right away, students also decide early on whether teaching is the career for them.
Embedded Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
Colorado Mountain College designed this degree in Elementary Education to be based on innovative techniques and approaches from the best of education research. As a result, it blends the latest theories with classroom experience and preparation in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Education. It’s a combination that we believe will make graduates very employable.
Program at a Glance
Degree: Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
COST PER CREDIT/Upper Level:
Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester.
See Residency Requirements. District Map .
*Colorado residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify. See In-district .
**Non-residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify for a limited, special rate. See Second Home Owner Rate .
***See Western States (WUE) for new student discount form select western states. BAIS: Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, 300-400 level courses only.
BSN: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, 300-400 level courses only.
2016/17 Special Tuition Rates
District Employer Sponsored Rate
For qualifying businesses paying for their employees’ credit courses
Second Home Owner Tuition Rate
For qualifying non-residents who own a residence in the CMC District
Veterans Military Families Discount Rate
To honor your service, we offer a 25% tuition discount off of your tuition classification rate to those who qualify. This discount is for Veterans, Active-Duty Military, their spouses and dependents (dependents under 23-years-of-age).
To apply for this discount you must provide the following:
- A complete CMC application for admissions indicating your military affiliation under the “Veteran Military Service” section of the Application.
- Fill out the supplemental Military/Veteran Discount application .
- Provide a copy of a DD-214 showing any discharge status other than dishonorable. A Military ID may be acceptable when a DD-214 is not available.
- A complete FAFSA *. (Students using Military Tuition Assistance or VA Educational Benefits are not required to submit the FAFSA.)
*Your FAFSA must be official and complete, including any follow-up requirements that may be requested. Submitting the FAFSA does not require you to accept grants or loans.
This discount is not available for online programs or a semester of all online courses. This discount was approved by the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees to honor U.S. veterans, active-duty military and their families.
Our new bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education is approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Colorado Department of Education and the Higher Learning Commission.
Upper division (Bachelor s level) courses are offered in the 2015 fall semester. Beginning classes are part of CMC’s Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education and may be used for the statewide transfer agreement in elementary education. (See our catalog for requirements.)