Aug 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Education and Human Development, Elementary Education BA


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Introduction

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The Education and Human Development major focuses on engaging Colorado’s rapidly diversifying student and family population. It combines cutting-edge research with real classroom experiences. You’ll learn from innovative faculty members who are locally, nationally and internationally recognized for their research in elementary education. They will provide you with a robust knowledge base and relevant learning experiences in children’s thinking, culturally responsive education, and supporting English language learners, as well as technology as it relates to teaching children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. You’ll engage in powerful classroom experiences and benefit from our rich 20-year history of partnerships with local school districts.

We will prepare you to become a highly effective, innovative and compassionate elementary teacher skilled in improving student performance and reaching the needs of today’s diverse learners in a variety of school settings. You will have the skills to be a teacher leader. CU Denver graduates often go on to acquire positions in educational leadership as their careers progress.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program with a variety of delivery options for many of our courses including hybrid, evening, weekend, and online courses.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements


 

  1. Students must complete a total of 126 semester hours for the EDHD - Elementary Education Track
  2. Students must take the Praxis II Exam prior to their last semester term to complete licensure requirements. Completing the Praxis II Exam in the Junior year is recommended.
  3. Application to the senior Professional Year is required. After successfully completing the first 3 years of the program, all students must apply for admission into the Professional Year. Requirements for admission include a 3.0 GPA, positive letters of recommendation, successful evaluations of earlier clinical experiences, and a successful interview. (Students with a lower GPA may be considered under certain conditions. Please see SEHD website.)
  4. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for all courses applying to EDHD - Elementary Education requirements.
  5. Students must complete and maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average in Professional Year coursework to complete licensure requirements. Please see an advisor for more information on this requirement.
  6. Transfer courses must be approved by faculty and/or advisor to apply to the major.
  7. There is a required application and admission process into the last year/professional year of the program. Please see an advisor for information for admission requirements.
     

 

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