Thank you for your interest in the Urban Community
Teacher Education program at the University of Colorado Denver School
of Education & Human Development.
We offer graduate teacher licensure summer and
fall admission each year for special education to begin a program in either May or
August. Programs are full time and 4-5 semesters.
Attending an information session
, meeting in person, or phone appointment with an department advisor is
highly encouraged to learn more about the application process. Please
contact the SEHD Department at 303-315-6300 or SOEeducation@ucdenver.edu
Prospective students must submit a complete
application for any of the deadlines as well as attend a group interview
to be considered for admission. Admission is competitive and acceptance
is granted to the most highly qualified applicants.
Summer Application Deadlines
Fall Application Deadlines
February 15, 2015
April 15, 2015
Summer Interview Dates*
Fall Interview Dates*
March 11th, 2015
May 13th, 2015
*If unable to physically attend an interview, candidate is able to arrange a phone interview.
Important steps to take before beginning application process:
(Due to the rigor and important nature of training applicants
in a teacher education program, as well as state standards,
pre-planning steps are necessary before applying to the UCTE program.
Please note that these steps must be taken and more time may be needed
in order to meet specific deadlines. Phone or in person appointments
with the department advisor are highly recommended in order to determine
the best time for applicants to apply.)
Step 1. Complete a transcript evaluation for content
knowledge from your bachelor and/or masters. Scan/email or fax
unofficial copies and your licensure area interest to
email@example.com / fax 303-315-6311.
Step 2. Complete any outstanding pre-requisite content courses that are needed per the transcript evaluation. You can still be taking courses in the term that you apply; courses must be finished by the time you start the program.
Step 3. Register for and pass a state mandated
content knowledge exam either through the national Praxis II
(www.ets.org/praxis) or Colorado state PLACE (www.place.nesinc.com)
testing administration sites. Contact department advisor for appropriate
test for licensure area. Special education licensure will need a PLACE exam passed before you begin the final semester of internship but is not an admissions requirement.
- List University of Colorado Denver as the recipient institution.
- When you receive your passing scores, keep a copy for your records.
Save the PDF to your hard drive or file the hard copy in a safe place. Testing agencies charge up to $50.00 to resend score reports.
Step 4. Complete and pass a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (www.ets.org/gre) OR the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) (www.milleranalogies.com) ONLY
IF cum gpa from bachelor's degree is below a 2.75. Those with a 3.0 in
at least 24 credit hours of graduate work are exempt. GRE code for CU
Denver is 4875.
Step 1. Prepare your materials. The School of
Education & Human Development accepts all applications online.
Please note that the only item we will need as hard copies sent into the
department will be official transcripts, ranking forms, and any paper
checks. Incomplete applications will not processed nor will receive an
invitation for a group interview.
Students who are non-U.S. citizens will need to apply first with International Admissions.
Please review the information below to become familiar with the
application process. These items and directions will be available within
the online application. Your application will include:
- Current resume or curriculum vita. Please include all teaching and/or other educational certificates held and the state that issued them.
- Signed Oath and Consent Form
- Fingerprint Affidavit
- Short Constructed Response Essays. See guidelines.
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Form FERPA Form
- Three recommendations (use specific ranking forms.) Please see instructions provided on the FERPA Form.
- Two official transcripts from every previous college/university attended.
Please submit transcripts from (a) institutions granting previous degrees and (b) institutions from which courses have been taken that you wish to transfer into the program. Transcripts should be issued to you, collected by you and subsequently sent to the School of Education & Human Development in the original, unopened envelopes. Instructions on where to mail transcripts are provided in the application.
- Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE)/Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores (if applicable.) GRE/MAT scores are not required for this program if you undergraduate GPA is greater than 2.75, if you have 24 hours of graduate level coursework (not post-baccalaureate) at 3.0 or above, or if you already hold a graduate degree. If you are taking the GRE, the code number for CU Denver is 4875. The scores will be sent electronically to CU Denver.
- PLACE or PRAXIS II scores. (only required for Special Education Dual Licensure applicants in either the Elementary or Secondary content areas)
- Examples: Those seeking Dual Elementary Licensure only need to submit passing Elementary scores or those seeking Dual Science Licensure only need to submit passing General Science scores
- The Special Education Generalist PLACE exam will be required prior to your third internship once admitted into the program
- $50 application fee for domestic students, $75 application fee for international students (may be paid via credit card, e-check or by mailing in a check)
Step 2. Apply online. Your application must be submitted online. Please visit the link below to set up your user name and password to access the online application. You must select "Special Education" from the "field of study" drop down menu.
Once you complete the new user registration, you will receive the following two emails from firstname.lastname@example.org:
For any technical issues that arise when applying online, please contact email@example.com .
- The first email contains your password for record and verification purposes.
- The second email contains your username for record and verification purposes.
Step 3. Mail in or drop off transcripts, ranking forms from recommenders, and payment if by paper check. Instructions
are also listed in the online application. Your information will be
matched up with your online application once received.
CU Denver School of Education
& Human Development
Campus Box 106
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 701
Denver, CO 80204
Step 4. Attend an admissions interview. All individuals
who submitted a COMPLETE application will receive an email with the
interview invitation that contains all details approximately one week
before the scheduled interview. During this group interview, prospective
students participate in a highly interactive group discussions and
activities to further assess each applicant's readiness as well as aid
in internship placement.
Step 5. Monitor your email. All communication regarding
the status of your application, questions you may have, as well as,
admission decisions will be sent to the e-mail address you provide to
us. Correspondence will be sent out approximately two weeks after the
deadlines confirming your online application has been received. This is a
similar time frame for also receiving an admission decision after the