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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Type

Major

Department

Education Department

Elementary educators have the opportunity to make a difference at one of the most important stages in childhood development. If your goal is to become a kindergarten teacher, educational leader, policymaker or researcher—a degree in Elementary Education will prepare you for it all.

Program Overview

Make the seamless transition from student to teacher.

The Elementary Education major will prepare you to teach in a standards-based classroom and in diverse educational settings. In the program, you’ll learn professional research techniques and apply best teaching practices like collaboration and relationship-building—all of which will prepare you to enter the classroom work-ready.

For the first three years, you’ll take courses to master the content that you’ll need to become an excellent teacher. After completing these courses, you can apply for the year-long clinical residency that is completed during your senior year in an elementary classroom anywhere in the world. To prepare for your residency, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a summer session and complete your education-specific coursework online, while student teaching. Students graduate with a degree in Elementary Education and a license to teach elementary education from the Colorado Department of Education.

Western’s elementary education program is the first and only university program in state of Colorado that is approved as meeting the updated READ Act training requirement. Beginning in 2021-22, all graduates of Western’s elementary program will have met the professional development requirements per Senate Bill 19-199.

Classroom experience

Elementary Education students learn professional skills as they research and reflect upon best teaching practices, including collaboration and relationship-building that extend well beyond traditional educational goals of individual achievement.

Program Requirements

At Western, course rotations are crafted to encompass a variety of subject fields for a comprehensive education and versatile degree. For required courses and degree plans, visit the official University Catalog. Below is a general overview of courses at Western Colorado University related to this area of study.

Program Requirements

The Elementary Education Standard Emphasis requires the Elementary Education Core coursework in addition to 18 credits from any minor offered at Western.

The Elementary Education Major requires students to complete all requirements of the Licensure Program, including 40 credits of Education (EDUC) coursework. The major also requires students to complete 40 credits of interdisciplinary content coursework.

Elementary Education Core Content:
MATH 140College Algebra (GT-MA1)3
MATH 221Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching I3
MATH 222Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching II3
MATH 323Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching III3
SCI 110Habitable Planet (with laboratory)4
SCI 111Nature of Science1
SCI 120Living Planet (with laboratory)4
SCI 210Dynamic Planet (with laboratory)4
Two of the following:6
ENG 150
Introduction to Literature (GT-AH2)
ENG 205
Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 220
Grammar and the English Language
ENG 250
Critical Approaches to Literature
ENG 331
Literature and Ethnicity: Studies in:
ENG 334
Poetry: Studies in:
ENG 337
Women Writers
ENG 352
Children's Literature
Four of the following (courses must include at least 3 disciplines):12
ECON 201
Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)
ECON 202
Microeconomics
ECON 215
Environmental Economics
GEOG 120
Introduction to Human Geography (GT-SS2)
GEOG 250
Geography of North America (GT-SS2)
GEOG 351
Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
HIST 101
World History to 1500 (GT-HI1)
HIST 102
World History Since 1500 (GT-HI1)
HIST 126
U.S. History to 1865 (GT-HI1)
HIST 127
U.S. History Since 1865 (GT-HI1)
HIST 200
Historical Inquiry
HIST 260
Latin American History (GT-HI1)
HIST 327
Colorado History
HIST 349
History of the Hispanic Southwest
POLS 117
Introduction to Political Ideas (GT-SS1)
POLS 180
Introduction to American Politics (GT-SS1)
POLS 250
Politics of the Environment
Total Credits43

For final year of Licensure coursework, please see the Elementary Licensure page.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued.

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EDUC 000Education Gateway Course0
HWTR 100First Year Seminar1
MATH 140College Algebra (GT-MA1)3
SCI 110Habitable Planet (with laboratory)4
ENG 102Academic Writing (GT-CO1)3
EDUC 102Learning & Teaching3
Gen Ed Social Sciences 3
Credits17
Spring
SCI 120Living Planet (with laboratory)4
COM 202Academic Writing and Inquiry (GT-CO2)3
Gen Ed Arts & Humanities 3
Gen Ed Social Sciences 3
Gen Ed Social Sciences 3
Credits16
Year Two
Fall
MATH 221Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching I3
EDUC 202Education and Schooling in the U.S.3
SCI 111Nature of Science1
Elective ENG Elective 3
Elective Specialization Elective3
Gen Ed Social Sciences 3
Credits16
Spring
MATH 222Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching II3
SCI 210Dynamic Planet (with laboratory)4
EDUC 210Science Methods for Elementary Teachers1
Elective Specialization Elective3
Gen Ed Social Sciences 3
Credits14
Year Three
Fall
MATH 323Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching III3
EDUC 326Diversity & Education3
Gen Ed Arts & Humanities 3
Elective Specialization Elective3
Elective Specialization Elective3
Credits15
Spring
EDUC 340Application of Pedagogy and Practice3
Gen Ed Arts & Humanities 3
Elective ENG Elective 3
Elective Specialization Elective3
Elective Specialization Elective (upper divisionl)3
Credits15
Year Four
Fall
EDUC 405Data-driven Instructional Practices3
EDUC 428Teaching English Learners3
EDUC 600Foundations of Literacy Development3
EDUC 604Learning Environments3
EDUC 619Elementary Student Teaching3
Credits15
Spring
EDUC 601Methods and Strategies of Effective Reading Instruction3
EDUC 613Methods and Strategies of Effective Mathematics Instruction3
EDUC 617Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency in the Content Area3
EDUC 619Elementary Student Teaching3
Credits12
Total Credits120

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Scholarships

Eligibility

  • Must be Colorado resident
  • Western student enrolled in at least 12 credits
  • Exhibit and document a solid history of exemplary citizenship gauged by involvement in the community through civic engagement, service learning projects, etc.
  • Prove commitment to teaching and academic excellence while continuing to hold the aforementioned values throughout the term of the scholarship
  • Must certify financial need

Description

This scholarship is provided by Mrs. Roberta Barr established this scholarship to help potential teachers gain the education they need to be successful. Mrs. Barr was an educator, over several decades, and understood the importance of well-trained, dedicated teachers. As an alumnus of Western, she was committed to providing scholarships to students who have demonstrated capability, promise, community involvement, and financial need.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by: The Education Department

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Full-time students with a declared or a plan to declare an Education major
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA & maintain it in order to maintain eligibility
  • Recipients will be expected to volunteer their time with the Western Foundation, to help with special projects, fundraising events, ect. as a learning experience to advance their practical education

Description

This scholarship is provided by Peter Birkholz in loving memory of John and Rosalie Birkholz.

Depending on funds available.

Selected By : Peter Birkholz in consultation with the Education faculty and the Director of Financial Aid.

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2157 | Crawford Hall 103

Eligibility

  • Students with junior standing or above at the end of the term in which he/she applies
  • Must plan to teach at either elementary or secondary level
  • Must be fully admitted to the Education program
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA in education and overall
  • Must have demonstrated personal characteristics which would predict success as a teacher
  • Financial need will be considered

Description

This scholarship is provided by the family and friends of Magdalene Elkins, who was a 1920 graduate and lifelong friend of Western.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by: The Education Department.

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Intercollegiate athletes that are a junior or senior
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by the first day of classes in the academic year in which they receive the scholarship
  • Recipient must be enrolled at Western and in good academic standing
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • A member of WCU intercollegiate athletics teams
  • Must be eligible to compete under NCAA and RMAC rules and regulations
  • Must clear a back-ground check conducted by the Office of Student Affairs

Description

This scholarship is provided by Miller Brewing Company/Colorado Beverage Distributing Inc.

Award depends on fund availability.

Selected By: Intercollegiate Athletics Director or Assistant Intercollegiate Athletics Director for Internal Operations and Compliance, Assistant Intercollegiate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Sports Information Director, Faculty Intercollegiate Athletics Representative, one professional member of Student Affairs/Campus Life, two members of the Student Intercollegiate Athlete Advisory Committee (one male and one female).

Scholarship Criteria:

  • 10 percent Intercollegiate Athletics Achievement
  • 15 percent Academic Achievement
  • 75 percent of the criteria is based on the following:
    • Demonstrated leadership and responsibility – this includes responsibility in all aspects of one’s life, especially in the area of responsible decision making regarding alcohol.
    • Demonstrated leadership and involvement in campus and off-campus activities including, but not limited to Student Government Association, Student Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council, Academic Leadership Program, on and off-campus community service engagement.
    • Community service activities involving responsibilities regarding alcohol and alcohol awareness programs carry additional weight.
  • Continued Expectations: Throughout the year that an applicant receives and represents this scholarship, they are expected to continue to live to the ideals of the scholarship program. They are highly encouraged to engage in at least one service project that has focus on alcohol awareness and responsible behavior.

Application:

Contact the Intercollegiate Athletics Department for application and deadline information. 970.943.2079 – Paul Wright Gym 210. Hand deliver application packet which includes a letter of application, resume, support materials/portfolio demonstrating leadership and involvement activities, and three letters of reference to:

Champion Leader and Responsibility
Scholarship Program Selection Committee
Attn. Loretta
Intercollegiate Athletics Department
210 Paul Wright Gymnasium
Western Colorado University
Gunnison, Colorado 81231

In 2019, the state of Colorado passed a bill that authorizes the Department of Higher Education to make payments on educational loans of teachers who are employed in a rural or hard-to-fill positions. The program will accept up to 100 applicants per years, and recipients will receive up to $5,000 per year for up to five years to help relieve their student loan debt. To learn more about this program, visit the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Applications are due Feb. 21, 2020

The Exceptional Resident Award is given to one undergraduate or graduate Education student, per year, who exhibit the following criteria:

  • Shows respect for differences and a commitment to serving all students regardless of their race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, cognitive ability, gender, or sexuality.
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset in the face of challenges and responds constructively to feedback. Shows willingness to reflect upon practice.
    • Goes above and beyond to builds strong relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and the local community. Is supportive and positive when interacting with others.
    • Exhibits curiosity and is innovative in lesson design and delivery.
    • Shows a willingness to try new things and to thoughtfully assess their effectiveness.
    • Demonstrates leadership by taking initiative to be part of the school team. For example, shares strategies and ideas learned in Western courses with mentor and other colleagues in a constructive manner.

Award:
• Recognition at graduation with a cord and reimbursement of up to $500 for travel expenses to attend graduation at Western
• Certificate presented at the placement school by the resident’s regional coordinator and/or clinical coach
• Recognition on Western’s Education Department website
• Scholarship of up to three graduate credits to be used towards completion of a master’s degree at Western

Eligibility

  • Female education students majoring in K-12 Teacher Education
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Demonstrate past and present involvement in community service
  • Applicants must have graduated from Colorado Western Slope high school
  • Must be a first-generation student of a college, university, or post-secondary education

Description

Delia Fay Haefeli, a Colorado native who graduated from West Grand High School, in Kremmling, Colo. She graduated from Western in 1985 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She received her Master’s degree from UNC. She was the first person in her family to attend and graduate from college. Delia has taught elementary and middle school for 33 years and is an ardent Boston Red Sox fan.

Award depends on funds available

Selected by: The Education Department

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Full-time student
  • 3.0 GPA or greater
  • Preference will be given to nontraditional students
  • Must be studying in Western’s Education Program with plans to become a teacher
  • Must demonstrate appropriate abilities, skills and promise as observed by Western’s Education faculty
  • Preference will be given to students with financial need

Description

This scholarship is provided by Mary Alice Hansen and her family to celebrate the memory of her late husband Kenneth

Depending on funds available

Selected by: Education faculty

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Western students who have established financial need and a positive attitude
  • Must demonstrate interest and potential in becoming a teacher
  • Preference will be given to freshmen, but is open to students in all classes and to high school graduates who may not be eligible for other scholarships awarded to top 5 percent of graduating class

Description

This scholarship is provided by her son, V. Robert Kerr, to perpetuate the memory of Sophie Simpson Knight, an outstanding example of academic achievement, citizenship and an exemplar of courage and dedication in the pursuit of education and knowledge. Mrs. Knight’s association with Western began in 1944 and continued for more than 20 years, graduating with an A.B. and a Life Certificate in 1957 at the age of 64.

Award depends on funds available

Selected by: The Education Department.

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility:
  • Must be a full time student enrolled in the education program;
  • Preference for financial need.
  • Must be a promising future teacher (merit-based) who is passionate, committed to and focused on their teaching career.
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Preference will be given to qualified female applicants
Description:

The Casebier Scholarship has been established by the estate and family of Lorena Casebier to provide scholarship assistance to Western Colorado University students who plan to become teachers. This scholarship serves to celebrate the memory of Lorena A. Casebier, an associate professor of education at Western, who was instrumental in starting the Reading Skills Center at Western.

Award depends on funds available.

Recipient selected by the Education Department faculty

How to apply:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Graduates of Nucla High School attending Western full time who intend to pursue a career in teaching
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • If no candidate from Nucle High apples, any education major is eligible

Description

This scholarship is provided by Jennie and Fritz’s daughter, Betty Nylund Gibbs and her husband, Verner.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by: Western Colorado University Scholarship Committee (Director of Financial Aid).

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at Western;
  • Must be part of the education program and planning to become a teacher in the sciences or mathematics
  • Financial need, academic promise and passion for teaching shall be the principal criteria

Description

The Owen Kuhn McWilliams Memorial Scholarship has been established by Raylene Owen to provide scholarship assistance to Western Colorado University students who plan to become science or mathematics teachers. This scholarship serves to honor the memory of William Henry Owen, Jr., an extraordinary science teacher, as well as Raylene McWilliams Owen’s family, a proud legacy of educators.

Award depends on funds available

Selected by: The Education Department.

Application

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Seniors at Western who are active members of intercollegiate sports teams who also plan to teach
  • Must demonstrate superior academic performance
  • Must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA
  • Must exhibit outstanding character and leadership abilities (both in the classroom and in the intercollegiate setting)

Description

Established to honor the memory of Western Professor, Ed “Doc” Randall. Dr. Randall placed great value in both academics and Intercollegiate Athletics. This award was conceived to reward a student-Intercollegiate Athletics who has made admirable progress in teaching or coaching fields.

$500 per academic year.

Selected by: Western Scholarship Committee

Application:

Nominations submitted by Western head coaches. Contact the Intercollegiate Athletics Department for additional information.

970.943.2079 | Paul Wright Gym 210

Eligibility

  • Full-time junior or senior at Western
  • Must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program
  • Must be an active participant in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference sport
  • 3.0 GPA in the major area of study for a licensure as a teacher

Description

This scholarship is provided by Paul and Dorothy Reid.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:The Education and Athletics Departments

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Colorado residents
  • Must be a full-time student in good academic standing
  • Must be planning a career in elementary education
  • Demonstrate academic performance and financial need
  • Preference is given to students returning to college to continue their education

Description

This scholarship is provided by her children to honor their mother. Roberta Rouse met her husband, Fred, while they were attending Western. Following WWII, they returned to Western where Roberta supported her husband as he completed his education and began his career as an educator. After the birth of their last of nine children, Roberta returned to complete her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Elementary Education. Seven of their children also attended Western and five became school teachers.

Award depends on available funds (approximately $500).

Selected by: The Education Department.

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Colorado residents with preference given to Westen Slope
  • Must be a full-time senior obtaining an Education Licensure
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a motivated individual and high achiever

Description

This scholarship is provided by the family of Dan Tredway.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by: The Education Department in cooperation with the Director of Financial Aid.

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Eligibility

  • Full-time Western Undergraduate and/or graduate juniors or seniors with an Education emphasis
  • Must have at lease a 3.0 GPA
  • Preference will be given to seniors and to those of underrepresented populations
  • Selections are based on financial need

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2157 | Crawford Hall 103.

Eligibility

  • Men and women students pursuing certification in elementary education
  • Must be full-time sophomore or junior at time of selection, or junior or senior at time award is given
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Must exhibit high standards of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship and above average communicative skills

Description

This scholarship is provided by Ann Zugelder, one of Gunnison’s most distinguished citizens. She was an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, maintaining her interest and support of elementary education after her retirement in 1967.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by: The Education Department

Application:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Alumni Association Future Alumni Scholarship

The Alumni Association Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $1,000 and is applicable for the student’s junior or senior year at Western.

Any child or grandchild of an alumni is eligible to receive the Future Alumni Scholarship.

  • This is a one-time non-renewable scholarship of $1,000.
  • Only one Future Alumni Scholarship will be awarded per academic year.
  • GPA must be 3.2 or above (college).

Due date has been extended to April 15 for 2021. An Alumni selection committee, appointed by the Alumni Advisory Board, will review applicants and select awardee by June 1.

Apply

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western (incoming freshman or new transfer students are eligible).

Do you have a son or daughter looking at college? Have they considered attending Western? As an alumni, your son, daughter and/or grandchildren are eligible for certain benefits distributed through this scholarship, as follows:

  • This is a one-time scholarship of $1,000.
  • Nominee must be an incoming freshman or new transfer.
  • The cost of orientation is reduced by half (a $45 value).
  • The admission application fee is waived (a $30 value).
  • GPA must be 2.5 or above (high school or college of transfer).

The applicant must fill out the application form found here (click). Application forms are accepted year-round. If the applicant meets the GPA guidelines, the scholarship will be awarded.

Apply

Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship

The Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western. This scholarship is not available to midyear transfers or students beginning in the spring semester.

Are you an alumni or employee of Western and know a prospective (or incoming) student who would be a great fit at Western? A recommendation from alumni and employees can support any new student and provide them a $500 scholarship their first year. (Western employees may not recommend a spouse or dependent receiving tuition benefits).

  • Any Western alumni/employee may nominate only one student per academic year to receive the $500 scholarship (distributed $250 per semester).
  • The scholarship is good for the first year only and is non-renewable.
  • The recommended student must be a full-time undergraduate student, attending Western for the first time.

The applicant must fill out the application form found here. The nominating alumni/employee must fill out the application form and submit the required documents by June 1. The recommended student must meet university admissions acceptance standards and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Presidential Promise is guaranteed to students who have received a scholarship through the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and/or GearUp—and are eligible for a Pell Grant.

For students who meet these criteria, Western will cover the cost of tuition and fees through the combination of federal, state and institutional aid. For more information on the Presidential Promise, visit our scholarships page.

Description

The Western Presidential Honors Scholarships, established by the Jack and Marilyn MacAllister Foundation shall be an elite class of scholarships awarded to Western’s highest achieving and most deserving students, celebrating the ideals of academic excellence and service to the campus and community. Recipients of the Scholarships will be members of the Western Colorado University Honors Program.

There are eight Presidential Honors Scholarships of $2500 each. Each year two new Presidential Honors Scholarships will be awarded to two incoming freshmen.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Central Plains (CP) tuition represents a substantial savings relative to normal, out-of-state tuition. Students eligible for the WUE or CP program will be charged 150% of Western’s total in-state tuition. For 2018-19, total in-state tuition was $8,934. WUE/CP tuition was $13,401. The WUE/CP discount is valued at $4,695.

For more information about the WUE and CP geography-based programs, visit Western’s Tuition Discount Programs Page.

Immediately upon acceptance at Western, every student is considered for a merit scholarship worth between $2,500-$4,500 per year for in-state students and $8,000-$10,000 for out-of-state students. The amount is based on the student’s GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Visit our Net Price Calculator at western.edu/cost to determine whether you qualify for a merit scholarship.

For more information about merit scholarships at Western, visit our scholarships page.

Get Involved

Apply your education to the real-world.

Take your education outside of the classroom—build your professional network, gain practical experience and jump-start your career.

  • Community Partnerships: Many classes involve working with children and teachers in the various schools around the Gunnison Valley.
  • Future Educators of America: Students in this club engage in volunteer work and professional development opportunities with other like-minded students.
  • Residency Year: Students may choose to student teach in an elementary (K-6) classroom anywhere in the world.

Making an impact

The Elementary Education major prepares students to teach in a standards-based classroom and offers preparation for diverse educational opportunities.

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Department Information

Education Department

Department Chairperson

George Kamberelis, Ph.D.

Professor, Chairperson

Undergraduate Assistant

Barbara Woerner, B.Ed.

Placement Coordinator, Undergraduate Program Advisor

Graduate Assistant

Marilyn Krill

Department Support Coordinator

Campus Location

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1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

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