Secondary Education Licensure - CLAS Major Pathway
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The following secondary undergraduate teacher education pathways at CU Denver are a joint effort between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD). Through these pathways, students earn a bachelor's degree through CLAS and complete the requirements for teacher licensure through the SEHD.
The table below lists the CLAS bachelor's degrees and associated licensure areas available to CU Denver undergraduate students pursuing secondary education licensure.
|CLAS Bachelor's Degree||Colorado Teaching License|
|BA in English Secondary||English Language Arts (grades 7-12)|
|BA in History Secondary||Social Studies (grades 7-12)|
|BA in Political Science Secondary||Social Studies (grades 7-12)|
|BA in Spanish||World Languages - Spanish (grades K-12)|
Please note: Admission into the final year of the SEHD teacher education program, called the Professional Year, is a separate process from admission to the university or admission to CLAS. See the SEHD website for application deadlines.
- This is an on-campus program with a variety of delivery options for many of our courses including hybrid, evening, weekend, and online courses.
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- CU Denver Graduation Requirements
- CU Denver Undergraduate Core Curriculum
- School of Education & Human Development Graduation Requirements
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- Students must complete all requirements for their CLAS major.
- Application to the last year of the program, the Professional Year Residency, is required. After successfully completing all other Core, CLAS, major, and elective requirements, 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 the SEHD website.)
- 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.
- A minimum grade of B- is required for all education licensure courses.
- Transfer courses must be approved by faculty and/or advisor to apply to the education licensure courses.
|Take all of the following education courses before beginning the Professional Year (a minimum grade of B- is required in each course):|
|EDFN 4010||Social Foundations and Cultural Diversity in Urban Education||3|
|CLDE 4020||Responsive Classroom Communities||3|
|EDHD 3930||Diverse Learners Field Experience & Seminar||3|
|SPED 4030||Understanding (dis)Ability in Contemporary Classrooms||3|
|Professional Year Courses|
|A minimum grade of B- is required in each course.|
|UEDU 4931||Internship & Lrng Comm I||2|
|UEDU 4932||Internship & Lrng Comm II||2|
|UEDU 4933||Internship & Lrng Comm III||6|
|LCRT 4100||Secondary Literacy Instruction and Assessment||3|
|UEDU 4040||Planning for Learning||3|
|Select two content methods courses, depending on licensure area:||6|
|English/LA & Social Studies Capstone: Secondary Ed|
Content Methods Courses by Licensure Area
(two required during Professional Year)
English Language Arts
|LCRT 4200||Theory and Methods of Teaching Secondary English||3|
|LCRT 4201||Adolescent Literature||3|
|UEDU 4464||Methods of Teaching Social Studies||3|
|UEDU 4465||Methods of Teaching History||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Methods of Teaching Modern Languages|
|Language Development of Multilingual Learners: Advanced|
|Linguistic Analysis of English|
|Language, Culture & Educational Equity|