Are you interested in providing an outstanding educational experience that will prepare diverse children in kindergarten through sixth grade for success in school and life? If so, apply to CU Denver’s new bachelor’s degree with a major in Teaching, Learning and Human Development, a four-year, 126-credit-hour, interdisciplinary program with a licensure track in Elementary Education.
The Teaching, Learning and 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 that are a part of our Urban Community Teacher Education program’s network.
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.
The program is offered in a hybrid format with both in-class and online coursework that support the needs of talented students from all backgrounds, including nontraditional and underrepresented students. We are accepting applications from incoming freshmen, current students at CU Denver, transfer students from community colleges or four-year institutions, individuals who are working as paraprofessionals, assistant teachers or developmental intervention assistants in early childhood centers or elementary schools and people who are interested in working in community-based organizations serving diverse families.
Employers understand that CU Denver graduates bring extreme value to their teams. Human resource directors, principals and superintendents tell us that CU Denver candidates enter their first year of teaching with the knowledge, skills and confidence of second- and third-year teachers.
Applications are now being accepted for spring 2014. Email email@example.com for more information. We encourage students to take advantage of the scholarships and grants that are available in this major.