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.”
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.