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Educator Preparation Program

Western Colorado University

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Teacher Licensure; M.A. in Education (3 + 2)

This innovative model enables students to complete their undergraduate degree, teacher licensure and masters degree in just five years. The first three years are spent mastering the content needed to be an excellent elementary teacher. Year 4 is the clinical residency, where students complete their education coursework online working in a K-5 classroom. In Year 5, students have the option to finish their MA in Education with in emphasis in Teacher Leadership, K-12 Online Leadership or Reading Leadership. We also offer pathways for a CLD endorsement, as well as a Reading Teacher endorsement.

Pathway Type:

Initial Licensure: Undergraduate

Course Format:

In Person, Online


48 + months

Region(s) Served:

Statewide, West Central

Contact Information:

103 Crawford Hall, 600 North Adams, Gunnison, CO 81231

Voice: 970-943-3092, Fax: 970-943-3226

Contact: Sherri Anderson, Director of Educator Preparation,


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: Western Colorado University

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Elementary Education (K-6)

To request a change to this program pathway, copy the following pathway reference id and submit a change request form.

Pathway Reference ID: 65300