DEPARTMENT OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, K-12 EDUCATION, & EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
The Department of Secondary Education, K-12 Education, & Educational Technology is pleased to welcome Dr. Susan Barnd, Dr. Susan Bertelsen, and Dr. Nhu Nguyen, K-12 Physical Education faculty members, to the School of Education. Along with having these esteemed faculty members join our team, we are also excited for the launch of our new Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) major! Undergraduate degree-seeking students can now major in PETE through the School of Education, visit our Programs section for details.
If you are interested in browsing our programs, learning about getting started, or scheduling an appointment with one of our advisors, please click the appropriate link below.
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 World 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!