At CU Denver, we recognize the urgent need for outstanding science teachers in this country. Students in the science education program are in it for the adventure! The experiential, inquiry-based nature of most of the program attracts individuals who want to take an active role in their professional growth. You even have the option of participating in travel courses to the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Preparing 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 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 12-24 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.
For more information on program requirements, please attend an information session. If unable to attend, you may also contact an academic advisor at 303-315-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org