CU Denver's Graduate Teacher Education program uniquely prepares you to obtain a master's degree and a teaching license. We develop teacher leaders who have the ability, dispositions and drive to create meaningful, dynamic and engaging learning environments that support the achievement of ALL students.
Live the Life of a Teacher
You will "live 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 while you simultaneously take university classes. Teacher candidates work and learn alongside expert practicing clinical teachers as they put into practice what they learn from their award-winning university faculty. Urban schools need teachers who are not just caring, competent and committed but who understand the importance of engaging with the broader community to create a web of support for their students. CU Denver has the reputation that their graduates enter their first year of teaching with the knowledge, skills, and confidence of 2nd and 3rd year teachers!
Students in the program apply for admission to one of ten specific licensure pathways. Graduate students have options in:
Transforming Schools. Connecting Communities.
Ultimately, all teacher candidates—whether elementary teachers, secondary teachers, or special educators—will be able to have a significant positive impact in urban and diverse educational school settings. As teacher leaders, they will act with a sense of urgency to support equity in education for all children.