Teacher Education and Licensure Program

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The Teacher Education and License Program (TELP) leads to recommendation for license 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 baccalaureate degree and the teaching license. Candidates who have already earned a baccalaureate degree will apply for the initial teaching license-only option with the opportunity to apply nine credits toward a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. The undergraduate and post baccalaureate programs have their own complete admission processes beyond the admission requirements of the University.

Central Features

  • Integration of education courses with professional field experiences
  • Over 1000 hours of supervised and mentored field experiences
  • Focus on embracing diversity and social justice throughout coursework and experiences
  • Preparation of teacher candidates with evidence-based pedagogy and best practices through carefully designed methods courses
  • Cohort model situated in professional partnership schools (PPSs) with support from cooperating teachers (mentor teachers), site coordinators (building liaisons), and university supervisors
  • Set sequence of courses from May to May, commonly known as the Professional Year

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General Elementary Education Teacher Licensure Programs

Secondary Elementary Education Teacher Licensure Programs