Dec 08, 2019  
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Studies / Teacher Licensure


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K–12 Teachers Licensure

UC Denver offers an undergraduate teacher licensure program through a collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Education & Human Development. Students in the undergraduate licensure program earn (1) a broad knowledge background and content specialization in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and (2) pedagogy principles and classroom experience in the teacher education program through the School of Education & Human Development. When students have satisfactorily completed requirements, they simultaneously earn their baccalaureate degree, BA or BS, and teacher licensure for the state of Colorado.

The Downtown Campus undergraduate teacher licensure program offers licensure in the following areas with the allowed liberal arts majors:

Elementary Education Licensure *
  BA—Individually Structured Major
Secondary English Licensure *
  BA—English
Secondary Foreign Language Licensure
  BA—French
  BA—Spanish
Secondary Social Studies Licensure
  BA—History
  BA—Political Science
Secondary Mathematics Licensure
  BS—Mathematics

* Elementary Education and English licenses with dual endorsements in linguistically diverse education are pending approval by the Colorado Department of Education and the Department of Higher Education.

Students seeking undergraduate K–12 teacher licensure begin in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to complete the UC Denver core curriculum, content course work for both the major and licensure and an education internship. Admission to the teacher education program in the School of Education & Human Development is competitive and requires students to do the following:

  • attain a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • complete 120 hours of supervised experience with children through an approved internship
  • complete all general education requirements
  • complete all course work in the major
  • complete all teacher education admission requirements

Interested students should contact the CLAS Advising Office, North Classroom, 4002, 303-556-2555, and ask to speak to the education academic advisor about undergraduate teacher licensure.

Further information can be found in the Teacher Education Program description  in the School of Education and Human Development section of this catalog.

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