Start a teaching career with a bachelor's degree in elementary education at Colorado Mountain College.

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education — Seeking Final Approval

Proposed program would provide latest training

Colorado Mountain College is seeking final approval from the Higher Learning Commission.  Read More.

The best way to learn how to teach is to…get into the classroom! Colorado Mountain College is seeking final approval for a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. The proposed program would place CMC students in elementary classrooms from the start. So as they take college coursework, they would 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 could develop skills that could help them be successful in their first year of teaching. And by getting into the classroom right away, students could also decide early on whether teaching is the career for them.

Colorado Mountain College designed this proposed 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 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) training. It’s a combination that we believe will make graduates very employable.

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Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) training

Local job market for teachers

Pending Approval: Our new bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education has been approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education. We are now seeking approval from the Higher Learning Commission.

All courses for the first year will be offered in fall semester 2014. Pending approval, we hope to offer courses for the sophomore year beginning in fall 2015. The first year 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.)

Program at a Glance

Proposed Degree: Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Locations:  Edwards, Glenwood Springs

Cost: $99/upper level/credit-hour (in-district), $429/upper level/credit-hour (out-of-state)
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How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Proposed Tuition Rates for this program

Status 300-400 Courses
per Credit Hour
300-400 Courses
per Semester*
In-District** $99 $1,485
In-State*** $212 $3,180
Out-of-State $429 $6,435

Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 300-400 Courses
per Credit Hour
300-400 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $205 $3,075
CMC Service Area $205 $3,075
Western States (WUE) $318 $4,770