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:
Beginning Fall 2017, the Department of Secondary Education, K-12 Education, & Educational Technology will offer a major in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) for undergraduate, degree-seeking students seeking K-12 Physical Education licensure. Read below to learn more about this major.
Our mission is to prepare physical educators who will make a difference in their communities and the lives of their students. If you’re interested in becoming a physical education teacher, MSU Denver just may be the perfect choice. The Physical Education teaching major encompasses courses on effective teaching and curriculum planning along with a variety of fitness and physical activities. You’ll integrate physical education theory with hands-on practice as you complete over 200 hours of fieldwork in addition to student teaching.
The Bachelor of Science in K-12 Physical Education at MSU Denver prepares students to teach kindergarten through high school PE in public or private schools. Business organizations and the U.S. military also employ physical educators. Our bachelor's degree provides a solid foundation for graduate education and advanced work in physical education and other related fields. Course work leads to K-12 physical education licensure and health education licensure in Colorado. In addition to the bachelor degree program, the department offers a licensure-only option for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another discipline.
The K-12 PE program delivers dynamic courses that prepare students for the real-world career of teaching physical education, while also offering everything that is distinctive about MSU Denver. K-12 Physical Education students have the following unique opportunities.
- Enjoy attending classes on a vibrant and diverse campus located in downtown Denver.
- Benefit from small, interactive classes and full-time, supportive faculty and advisors.
- Improve your knowledge and skill through multiple hands on and clinical experiences.
- Learn through in class teaching opportunities and a 16-week student teaching experience.
- Take advantage of our extensive community network to help secure your future job.
- Join the Physical Education Teacher Education Club to build relationships with peers.
- Graduate with pride from a nationally accredited K-12 physical education program.
- Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education
- Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education
- School Health Education
- Multicultural Education
- Methods of Outdoor Education
- Elementary Field Experience
- Secondary Field Experience
- Curricular Aspects of Teaching Elementary Physical Education
- Motor Learning
Scroll down to view the Advising Guide for this program.
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||2011-2012 Catalog and Earlier||Fall 2012 through Summer 2016||Fall 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||2011-2012 Catalog and Earlier||Fall 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||2011-2012 Catalog and Earlier||Fall 2012 through Summer 2016||Fall 2016 and Later|
|Social Studies||2011-2012 Catalog and Earlier||Fall 2012 through Summer 2016||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)|
|Undergraduate||Visit the Art Education web page for info|
|Post-Baccalaureate||Visit the Art Education web page for info|
|World Languages||Program 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||2009-2010 Catalog and Earlier||2010-2011 Catalog and Later|
Fall 2018 and Later:
|Post-Baccalaureate||Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Physical Education Licensure (2014-15 and Earlier)|