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School of Education and Human Development University of Colorado Denver

School of Education and Human Development
 

Apply Now - Special Education Generalist Initial License/Special Education Dual Licensure


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.

Application Deadlines/Interviews

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 rachel.cornelius@ucdenver.edu / 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.

  1. List University of Colorado Denver as the recipient institution.
  2. 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.


Application Process:

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.

      https://soa.prod.cu.edu/degreeprog/applyDEGREEPROG_CUDEN/login.action

      Once you complete the new user registration, you will receive the following two emails from donotreply@cu.edu:

      1. The first email contains your password for record and verification purposes.
      2. The second email contains your username for record and verification purposes.

For any technical issues that arise when applying online, please contact krystal.allen@ucdenver.edu .

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. 

Mailing address:

CU Denver School of Education
& Human Development
Campus Box 106
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical address:

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 scheduled interview.

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