Are you passionate about working with young children, grades kindergarten through 6th grade? Do you want to help shape the minds of the next generation? Then this could be the path for you.
Preparing Elementary teachers is a highly collaborative process between the School of Education & Human Development at CU Denver as well as our highly experienced K-12 partner educators in the metro area. In this program, 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 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!
Earning your license through the Graduate Urban Community Teacher Education program at CU Denver also provides a direct pathway to completing your master's degree in education. Licensure courses count towards an MA degree in many areas. Most teacher candidates complete their licensure courses first in 12, 15 or 24 months, secure their first teaching job, and then continue with us on a part-time basis while teaching to complete the few remaining MA courses.
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