Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO

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Education at CCU

The School of Education at Colorado Christian University offers programs in Education designed to train and equip you to be part of the next generation of teachers for both public and private Christian schools. Our Christ-centered educational model is unique among schools in Colorado, training graduates who are not only outstanding educators but also respected members of their communities.

A different approach
At CCU, you won’t actually receive a degree in Education. Instead, you'll major in a subject area such as Liberal Arts, English, or History (see the full list of subject areas in the Education Majors, Minors, and Emphases section) and then supplement that field of study with Education courses to give you the most subject and classroom preparation. 

Top in the nation
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) recognizes CCU’s Elementary and Secondary Education programs as the top Education programs in Colorado and in the 98th percentile of all Education programs nationwide. According to the report, CCU’s programs require “coursework and practice that make their Education graduates better prepared to handle classroom responsibilities.”

Field experience
CCU Education students are required to complete 800 hours of field experience, which begins as early as your freshman year. This training occurs through a combination of classroom and experiential learning. CCU has professional development partnerships with local middle schools and high schools, where you'll work with exemplary teachers to gain expert experience.

The CCU difference
Colorado Christian University cultivates a knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. At CCU, we want you to learn how to learn, and we believe that goes far beyond four years of study and a degree. Academics aren’t just about increasing knowledge but transforming you as a person.



CCU’s School of Education recognized for having the top Education programs in the state of Colorado and in the 98th percentile of all Education programs nationwide | The National Council on Teacher Quality


Ranked #46 among the "Best Regional Universities" in the West | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #5 among the "Most Innovative Schools" in the West | U.S. News & World Report 2022


Ranked #27 among the "Best Colleges for Veterans" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked the #1 "Safest College Campus in Colorado," receiving an A for safety | Niche, 2023


Named a 2022–2023 Christian College of Distinction


Named a 2022–2023 College of Distinction for Colorado

Education Majors, Minors, and Emphases

• Elementary Education
   - Liberal Arts
• Education (minor)
• Music Education
• Secondary Education
   - English
   - General Mathematics
   - General Science
   - History
• Special Education
   - Liberal Arts
• Teaching and Learning
Learn more about our academic programs.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I chose the Education program at CCU because they put us in the classroom right away! We start getting experience early, and we’re able to apply what we learn in our courses.”

    • Taylin Mast ’20