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The Teacher Education Minor is for undergraduate students who want to do a 4+1 program with the end goal of obtaining their teaching license. The 4+1 program will allow students to finish in 5 years (or less, depending on transfer credit) with a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and a Masters program, as well as their Colorado Teaching License. Students will complete their chosen undergraduate degree with the Teacher Education minor and then complete the Masters of Teaching program in their chosen area in an additional year. It is important to note that the content of the major for your Bachelor’s degree must match the teacher licensure area you want to pursue in the Master’s degree (e.g., a science-related degree for teaching secondary science). We encourage you to meet with an undergraduate advisor in the School of Education & Human Development early on to ensure your major is aligned to the teaching license you are ultimately seeking.
Students who are becoming teachers and have Elementary, Early Childhood, Secondary or Special Education as a declared major are not eligible for the Teacher Education Minor.
- This is an on-campus program with a variety of delivery options for many of our courses including hybrid, evening, and online courses.
Declaring This Minor
- Contact Undergraduate Advising in the School of Education & Human Development at 303-315-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Teacher Education Minor is combined with an existing major and degree. Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below, and those of the School of Education & Human Development applicable to the minor.
In this 4+1 pathway, students will be required to
- Minor in Teacher Education with the required courses taken during their undergraduate program
- Apply into the Master of Arts in Teaching SEHD program during their third year
- Graduate with their undergraduate degree
- Complete the one-year Masters of Teaching program which will also make them eligible for the appropriate Colorado teaching license
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Students must complete the 15 credits below in the order established with a minimum grade B- or better. An overall minimum of 3.0 is required for this minor. (Consult with a SEHD advisor for timing and specific requirements of this minor.)
Please contact Undergraduate Advising in the School of Education & Human Development at 303-315-6300 or email@example.com for an appointment to discuss and plan your route through the Teacher Education Minor.
|Sophomore Year Courses:||6|
|Social Foundations and Cultural Diversity in Urban Education|
|Learning & Development Field Experience & Seminar|
|Junior Year Course:||3|
|Responsive Classroom Communities|
|Apply to Masters of Teaching Program|
|Senior Year Course:||3|
|Understanding (dis)Ability in Contemporary Classrooms|
|Select one content course specific to Licensure of Masters of Teaching Program:||3|
|A World of (Different) Numbers: Quantity and Operation|
|Expanding Conceptions of Algebra|
|Geometrical Ways Of Reasoning|
|The Nature of Science|
or SCED 5350
|Issues and Trends in Science Education|
|Social Studies, English, Spanish, French-|
|Writing Development, Instruction and Assessment|
|Elementary & Special Education-|
|Mathematics for Elementary Teachers|