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Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree

CMC’s innovating program provides latest training — in local classrooms

The best way to learn how to teach is to get into the classroom! Colorado Mountain College's Bachelor of Arts in 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 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.

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Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) training

Local job market for teachers


Our Bachelor of Arts in Education is approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Colorado Department of Education and the Higher Learning Commission.

Beginning classes are part of CMC’s Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Teacher Education and may be used for the statewide transfer agreement in elementary education. (See our catalog for requirements.)

Download the CMC Teacher Candidate and Mentor Handbook (pdf)

Compare: Our tuition is one of the lowest of Bachelor of Arts in Education degrees in Colorado

Low costs keep CMC graduates from being crushed by debt as they start their careers. Give yourself a financial break without compromising your education. That's smart.

Here’s how our in-district and in-state tuition compares to other Bachelor of Arts in Education programs in Colorado:

Colorado Rural Teaching Fellowship

photo: CMC Bachelor of Arts in Education student and fellowship recipient Lillian Anderson.

CMC and Colorado Department of Higher Education awards $10K to twelve of the very first Rural Teacher Fellowship Recipients!

Learn more about the Colorado Rural Teaching Fellowship