Teacher Education & Licensure Program (TELP) includes a one-year intensive, full-time program that leads to recommendation for licensure from the State of Colorado. Undergraduate students seeking a baccalaureate degree select a major from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LAS) and fulfill the requirements for both the BA and licensure. Candidates who have already earned a baccalaureate degree will apply for the licensure only option with the opportunity to apply nine credits toward the MA in Curriculum & Instruction (M.A. in C & I). The undergraduate and post baccalaureate programs have their own complete admission processes beyond the admission requirements of the University. The admission processes, deadlines, fees, and other criteria are described below.
TELP leads to an initial license in the State of Colorado. Both the undergraduate and postbac students have the option to take three of the four core classes (listed...add sped) at the grad level and apply them to an MA in C & I within a five year period. Undergrads, however, cannot use those credits toward their BA degree and their MA degree.
There are two separate strands of licensure for both undergraduates and post-bac students: elementary and secondary. The course requirements for the two strands differ and are listed below under Courses.