Online PSD Bachelor's Degree Completion Program Cohort 1 (Spring 2024 Start)

For Poudre School District Employees 

Program Coordinator

Corey Pierce, Ph.D.

For full program details, see the official program listing in the UNC Undergraduate Catalog. Please note that this program features 72 of the required major/PTEP credits delivered online over three years. The full degree requirements can be completed online in three years via a combination of any of the following: existing transfer coursework, potential future transfer coursework, and additional online course enrollment as needed at UNC. Please contact the Program Coordinator with any questions, and you will have an assigned Advisor once you are admitted.

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the UNC undergraduate admission requirements for the academic year for which you are applying. See the current admission requirements in the UNC Catalog.

  • A strong candidate for transfer admission to UNC will have at least a 2.4 cumulative GPA from all schools attended and students with lower than a 2.4 GPA will be considered on an individual basis.

  • It is recommended but not required that you have 60 hours of transferable college credit or an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in this UNC program!

Please review the Eligibility section of the Program Summary page prior to application.

U.S. applicants (outside of Colorado) for online programs: please be sure to check your eligibility by state of residence.

  1. Complete an undergraduate application using the button below.

    • Please indicate Distance-Online as your program site and Special Education: K-12 Teaching B.A. as your program on the application.

    • The application fee process will appear once you complete all application questions and submit the application.

  2. Make sure to have official transcripts sent to UNC for all previously earned college credit. UNC admissions will use your submitted transcripts to determine credit towards overall degree completion. If you have questions about transfer credit or transcript submission, meet with an Admissions Coach



This is an Extended Campus program, which means a flat per-credit tuition rate for all students (in-state or out-of-state/international) and no student fees (they are incorporated into our flat tuition rate). Please note: some courses may include assessment, course, participation or supervision fees for additional services and materials. Most Extended Campus courses do not include these fees, but you can check the current course-specific UNC Academic Fees. Note: Program Fees do not apply to Extended Campus.

Program tuition for the 2023-24 academic year (which runs Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) is $427 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2024-25 academic year will be determined mid-June 2024.

For information about paying your bill, including UNC's BearPay monthly payment option, visit the Bursar's Office Your Bill page.

Estimates of additional costs: For the purposes of determining financial aid, UNC follows Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and federal guidelines to develop an estimated, average Cost of Attendance (budget) for different student classifications. For your personal tuition estimates, we recommend using the program-specific tuition information above. But UNC's official Cost of Attendance/Student Budgets page can help you identify other estimated expenses for which you may be responsible while completing your program.

Upcoming Courses

Textbook requirements are available six weeks before each course begins. To find books for the courses you have registered for, go to Ursa and choose My Textbooks under the Student tab. Textbooks are also submitted to the UNC Bookstore, which is one option for you to purchase them.

Registering for *Non-Extended-Campus* Courses for LAC or Elective Requirements (If Needed):
If you wish to take UNC courses not offered through Extended Campus, you can register (if space is available) for campus-based sections of courses, but must follow certain procedures to ensure that you are properly registered as an Extended Campus student in the course. 

Registration Steps for LAC/general elective courses

You will NOT need to use this process for the courses listed on this page.

Spring 2024

EDF 290-900 Foundations of Education (3) 

CRN: 24650
Instructor: Matt Spurlin

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 8 - May 3 

EDSE 170-900 Introduction to Field Based Experience (2)

CRN: 24649
Instructor: Corey Pierce 

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 8 - May 3 

EDSE 201-900 Culture of Special Education (3) 

CRN: 24648
Instructor: Jessica Hovland

Location: Online 
Dates: Jan 8 - May 3 

Summer 2024

MATH 283-900 Fundamental Mathematics III: Geometry and Measurement (3) 

CRN: 40535
Instructor: Nancy Geisendorfer

Location: Online 
Dates: June 24 - Aug 2 

EDSE 320-900 Assessment in Special Education (3) 

CRN: 40536
Instructor: Jessica Hoveland

Location: Online 
Dates: May 13 - June 23

PSY 347-900 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers (3) 

CRN: 40537
Instructor: Christine Wale 

Location: Online 
Dates: May 13 - June 23

Fall 2024

EDSE 411-900 Assessments to Support the Struggling Reader (3) 

CRN: 14706
Instructor: Jennifer Urbach

Location: Online 
Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 13 

EDSE 170-900 Introduction to Field Based Experience (1) 

CRN: 14707
Instructor: TBD 

Location: Online 
Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 13 

EED 342-900 Methods and Materials for Teaching Language and Composition in the Elementary School (3) 

CRN: 14708
Instructor: TBD

Location: Online 
Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 13 

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