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Department of Secondary Education, K-12 Education and Educational Technology


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The Department of Secondary, K-12, and Educational Technology offers undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs leading to initial Colorado licensure in the following content areas:

  • Grades 7-12: English, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies
  • Grades K-12: Art, Music, Physical Education, and Foreign Languages

To be eligible for licensure, candidates must successfully complete all academic and field experience requirements, pass a state-approved licensure exam, and complete student teaching. ‌With careful planning and advisement, students are also encouraged to pursue an added endorsement in Culturally, Linguistically, and Diverse (CLD) education.

Our Secondary and K-12 licensure programs reflect six philosophical approaches underlying a strong commitment to preparing caring and excellent teachers and educational leaders who are informed decision-makers for the diverse contexts of classrooms, schools, and communities. These strands include: 1) Teachers as agents of change; 2) Culturally responsive teaching; 3) Backward design; 4) Project-based learning; 5) Performance Assessment; and 6) Data-informed assessment.

Students completing Secondary and K-12 licensure programs are proficient in Colorado's Teacher Quality Standards and engaged in TeachingWorks' High-Leverage Instructional Practices. These practices, which are central to teaching, increase the likelihood that instruction promotes student learning and embodies differentiation. These practices are useful across a broad range of subject areas, grade levels, and teaching contexts.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (303) 556-6228 with questions about becoming a teacher and to make advising appointments. We look forward to meeting you!

Please visit our Programs page for more information on our individual program offerings, and visit our Faculty page to learn more about our instructors. 

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