Licensure Programs

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Teacher Education and 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.


UCCSTeach is a collaborative program shared by the College of Education and the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

Alternative Licensure Program

Alternative teacher preparation programs provide a pathway to prepare educators with professional experience and content knowledge to meet high need areas in Colorado schools. Visit our page to find out more.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement

The Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Endorsement program is designed especially for monolingual English speaking teachers, paraprofessionals and pre-service teachers who have English Language Learners (ELLs) in their classrooms, and want to know how to better serve those students. Educators working with individual, small groups or whole classes of ELLs will benefit from this program. Teachers who have a teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education may use this opportunity to seek the CLDE Endorsement (24 credit hours).

IT Online Certificate Program

This online certificate prepares teachers at all levels to use technology to enhance their teaching methodologies and reach the next generation of learners, who expect to learn using technology. The program consists of 12 credit hours, all of which are offered online. All courses are offered in a convenient online format and will transfer into our Online Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

TESL TEFL Certificate Program

The Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) Certificate Program consists of four core courses that will give you the foundation and knowledge necessary to work with ELLs. These four courses can be applied toward the 24 credit hour Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement (CLDE) endorsement and MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) program.