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Programs in Secondary, K-12 and Educational Technology

If you are interested in beginning a program in Secondary/K-12 Education, please start by visiting our Application page and consider scheduling an appointment with a School of Education advisor today!

 

We offer two different paths toward licensure in Secondary and K-12 Education:

Undergraduate Licensure:  Each of the eight content areas has an approved major (or a list of approved majors to choose from, in some cases). Undergraduate students will declare an approved major and complete the necessary coursework for the major and for the licensure program. These courses, along with General Studies, will equal no more than 126 credit hours. Upon successfully completing your major and licensure program, you will earn a bachelor's degree and recommendation to the Colorado Department of Education for licensure, all within the time it takes to complete a four-year degree.

Post-Baccalaureate Licensure:  This path is for those who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and would like to earn their licensure in one of the eight endorsement areas named above. Please be aware that your previous degree should be focused in the content area you wish to teach.  Otherwise, you may have to complete the equivalent of a second bachelor’s degree in your content area in order to complete our program and earn a licensure recommendation from MSU Denver. Post-baccalaureate students will complete the necessary content area coursework and the Teacher Licensure coursework required to be recommended for licensure. Upon successful completion of the program(s), you will be awarded a recommendation to the Colorado Department of Education for licensure.

Please note: MSU Denver revised the General Studies Program beginning Fall 2012.  Please be sure to select the appropriate guide in the tables below based on your catalog year. 

 

The following advising guides are to be used in conjunction with advisors.  Please feel free to download the guides to review program content, and schedule an advising appointment today to discuss these programs.

 

English Education Programs (7th-12th Grade)

English2011-2012 Catalog and EarlierFall 2012 through Summer 2016Fall 2016 and Later
Undergraduate English Major w/ Secondary English Licensure (pre-Fall 2012) English Major w/ Secondary English Licensure (2012-2015) English Major w/ Secondary English Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)
Post-Baccalaureate Post-Baccalaureate Secondary English Licensure (Pre-Fall 2016) Post-Baccalaureate Secondary English Licensure (Pre-Fall 2016) Post-Baccalaureate Secondary English Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)

 

Math Education Programs (7th-12th Grade)

Math2011-2012 Catalog and EarlierFall 2012 through Summer 2016 Fall 2016 and Later
Undergraduate Math Major w/ Secondary Math Licensure (pre-Fall 2012) Math Major w/ Secondary Math Licensure (2012-2015) Math Major w/ Secondary Math Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)
Post-Baccalaureate Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Math Licensure (Pre-Fall 2016) Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Math Licensure (Pre-Fall 2016) Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Math Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)

 

Science Education Programs (7th-12th Grade)

Science2011-2012 Catalog and EarlierFall 2012 through Summer 2016 Fall 2016 and Later
Undergraduate

Biology Major w/ Secondary Science Licensure (pre-Fall 2012)

Chemistry Major w/ Secondary Science Licensure (pre-Fall 2012)

Environmental Science Major w/ Secondary Science Licensure (pre-Fall 2012)

Biology Major w/ Secondary Science Licensure (2012-2015)

Chemistry Major w/ Secondary Science Licensure (2012-2015)

Environmental Science Major w/ Secondary Science Licensure (2012-2015)

Biology Major w/ Secondary Science Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)

Chemistry Major w/ Secondary Science Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)

Environmental Science Major w/ Secondary Science Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)

Post-Baccalaureate

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Biology Emphasis) (Pre-Fall 2016)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Chemistry Emphasis) (Pre-Fall 2016)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Env. Science Emphasis) (Pre-Fall 2016)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Physics Emphasis) (Pre-Fall 2016)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Biology Emphasis) (Pre-Fall 2016)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Chemistry Emphasis) (Pre-Fall 2016)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Env. Science Emphasis) (Pre-Fall 2016)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Physics Emphasis) (Pre-Fall 2016)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Biology Emphasis) (Fall 2016 and later)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Chemistry Emphasis) (Fall 2016 and later)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Env. Sci. Emphasis) (Fall 2016 and later)

Post-Bac. Secondary Science Licensure (Physics Emphasis) (Fall 2016 and later)

 

Social Studies Education Programs (7th-12th Grade)

Social Studies2011-2012 Catalog and EarlierFall 2012 through Summer 2016Fall 2016 and Later
Undergraduate

Africana Studies Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Licensure (pre-Fall 2012)

Chicana/o Studies Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Lic. (pre-Fall 2012)

Economics Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Licensure (pre-Fall 2012)

History Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Licensure (2014-15 Catalog & Earlier)

Political Science Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Licensure (pre-Fall 2012)

Africana Studies Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Lic. (2012-2015)

Chicana/o Studies Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Lic. (2012-2015)

Economics Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Licensure (2012-2015)

History Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Licensure (2014-15 Catalog & Earlier)

History Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Licensure (2015-16 Catalog Only)

Political Science Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Lic. (2012-2015)

Africana Studies Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Lic. (Fall 2016 and later)

Chicana/o Studies Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Lic. (Fall 2016 and later)

Economics Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)

History Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Licensure (2016 and later)

Political Science Major w/ Secondary Social Studies Lic. (Fall 2016 and later)

Post-Baccalaureate Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Social Studies Licensure (Pre-Fall 2016) Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Social Studies Licensure (Pre-Fall 2016) Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Social Studies Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)

 

Art Education Programs (K-12th Grade)

ArtProgram Guides
Undergraduate Visit the Art Education web page for info
Post-Baccalaureate Visit the Art Education web page for info

 

Foreign Language Education Programs (K-12th Grade)

Foreign LanguageProgram Guides
Undergraduate

Modern Languages Major w/ K-12 Foreign Language Licensure (Pre-Fall 2016)

Modern Languages Major w/ K-12 Foreign Language Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)

 

Post-Baccalaureate

Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Foreign Language Licensure (Pre-Fall 2016)

Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Foreign Language Licensure (Fall 2016 and later)

 

Music Education Program (K-12th Grade)

MusicProgram Guides
Undergraduate  Visit the Music Department's website for info on the Music Education major.
Post-Baccalaureate (no post-baccalaureate option for Music Education - must earn second degree in Music Education - Visit Music Department website for info)

 

Physical Education Programs (K-12th Grade)

Please note: These guides are currently not up to date.  Please see your Physical Education Advisor in Human Performance and Sport for details. 

Physical Education2009-2010 Catalog and Earlier2010-2011 Catalog and Later
Undergraduate

Human Performance & Sport Major w/ K-12 Physical Ed. Licensure (pre-Fall 2010)

Human Performance & Sport Major w/ K-12 Phys. Ed. Lic. (Fall 2010 - Summer 2015)

Human Performance & Sport Major w/ K-12 Phys. Ed. Lic. (Fall 2015 and Later

Post-Baccalaureate Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Physical Education Licensure (2014-15 and Earlier)

Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Physical Education Licensure (2014-15 and Earlier)

Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Physical Education Licensure (2015-16 and Later)

 


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