Have you ever considered passing on your passion for mathematics to middle and high school students? Journeying down the path to become a math teacher will give you a deeper understanding of how to excite students' natural curiosities about math, problem-solving and decision-making. It's all about encouraging students to learn and thrive in a world increasingly driven by information and technology. Because good math teachers are very much in demand, your job prospects look good. You might also be interested in the Federal TEACH grant, that would support a portion of studies in this program.
Preparing Math teachers is a highly collaborative process between the Math department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Education & Human Development at CU Denver as well as our highly experienced K-12 partner educators in the metro area. Through the Math department, you'll garner the essential content knowledge of a Math teacher during the first 3 years of your bachelors degree. Then in your final fourth year, you will immediately begin "living the life of a teacher" as you quickly become a vital member of the teaching staff at one of our metro area urban professional development schools as a teacher candidate intern. At the same time you'll be simultaneously taking teacher education classes so that you can immediately apply what you learn in your internship classroom.
Our Urban Community Teacher Education program is nationally recognized for having one of the most innovative, collaborative teacher preparation models where top faculty work side by side with experienced K-12 partner educators to prepare you to have a profound impact on the lives of students in our most urban and diverse schools. In fact, our candidates enter their first year of teaching with the knowledge, skills, and confidence of 2nd and 3rd year teachers!