College of Education

Advising Sessions

Your first step is to attend a group advising session. See link below.

Schedule an admissions and information interview with a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for the Teacher Education Licensure Program. The goal of this appointment is to answer questions you have about the program, clarify the procedures for admission to the program, and to determine your level of interest in and preparation for the program. Call 719-255-4996 or email education@uccs.edu to set up the appointment.

Once the admissions process has been completed, you should expect to receive an emailed letter of welcome from
the Director of Teacher Education Licensure Programs highlighting further application requirements.

Application Timeline

Rolling admission
To secure a place for a summer start for the Professional Year,
you should complete the application process by February 1.

Application Process

The TELP Professional Year consists entirely of teacher licensure courses. All other content requirements should be completed prior to the summer.
The Professional Year begins with an orientation the last Wednesday and Thursday in May and ends the following May.

Application Criteria

>>Click here for the TELP application

Testing Requirement

All TELP students must take the appropriate content exam by June of their Professional Year. The Praxis II or PLACE test is required for Elementary Education and Secondary English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish (PLACE only). Per State of Colorado law, the content area exam must be passed prior to student teaching. Registration information and materials are available in the Student Resource Office 719-255-4996 education@uccs.edu

>>PLACE and PRAXIS Score Requirements
>>Post-bac English Content Requirements
>>Post-bac Social Studies Content Requirements
>>Post-bac Spanish Content Requirements

Post Baccalaureate Content Requirements

Elementary

    • Completed Three credits U.S. History, 3 credits U.S. Government, 3 credits Economics (macro or micro), and 3 credits of World Regional or Human Geography
    • Receive a B- or better in MATH 3010 and MATH 3020

Secondary

Post Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Complete all core classes with a B- or better

    • Complete CURR 4800/5800: Schools, Society, & Diversity (required and recommend taking first)
    • Complete T ED 3010: Early Diverse School Experience (required and recommend taking first)
    • Complete T ED 4520/5520: Educational Psychology (required)
    • Complete SPED 3001/5001:Introduction to Special Education (required)
    • Complete T ED 4800/5800: ESL for Educators (required)
    • Complete MATH 3010 and MATH 3020 with a B- or better (required for elementary only)

Courses

Primary Strand (43 - 46 credits)

Core Classes (13 - 15 Credits)

Core Recommended Sequence/Timeline
CURR 4800/5800 –3 School, Society, & Diversity
/Summer, Fall or Spring
T ED 3010* –1 to 3 Early School Experience
CURR 4800/5800 prior to or concurrently Before applying to TELP*
T ED 4800/5800 –3 ESL for Educators(required)
Prior to professional year/Summer, Fall, Spring
SPED 3001 -3 Introduction to Special Education
Prior to professional year/Summer, Fall, Spring
T ED 4520/5520 -3 Educational Psychology
Prior to professional year/Summer, Fall, Spring

Summer (6 Credits)

Course/Credits/Title
T ED 4620 - 3 Elementary Reading Methods
T ED 4580 - 3 Elementary Curriculum Instruction & Classroom Management

Fall (13 Credits)

Course/Credits/Title
T ED 4600 -3 School Experience - Elementary
T ED 4410 -1 Elementary Writing Methods
T ED 4570 -3 Elementary Literacy Methods
T ED 4640 -3 Elementary Mathematics Methods
T ED 4650 -2 Elementary Science Methods
T ED 4660 -1 Elementary Social Studies Methods

Spring (12 Credits)

Course/Credits/Title
T ED 4630 - 12 Student Teaching - Elementary

Secondary Strand (42 - 45 credits)

Core (13 - 15 credits)

Core Recommended Sequence/Timeline
CURR 4800/5800 – 3 School, Society, &
Diversity Summer, Fall, Spring
T ED 3010* –3 Early Diverse School Experience
Before applying to TELP
T ED 4800/5800 –3 ESL for Educators
Prior to professional year-Summer, Fall, Spring
SPED 3001 -3 Introduction to Special Education
Prior to professional year-Summer, Fall, Spring
T ED 4520/5520 -3 Educational Psychology
Prior to professional year-Summer, Fall, Spring

Summer (6 credits)

Course/Credits/Title
T ED 4700 -3 School Experience - Secondary
T ED 4710 -3 Methods for Secondary Education

Fall (12 credits)

Course/Credit/Title
T ED 4700 -3 School Experience - Secondary
T ED 4720 -3 Secondary Writing Methods
T ED 4790 -3 Secondary Literacy Methods
T ED 4910, 4920, 4930, 4940, OR 4950 -3
Secondary Content Methods

Spring (12 credits)

Course/Credit/Title
T ED 4730 -12 Student Teaching - Secondary

 
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