Degree: MA License
Classroom Type: On campus
Prepares educators to teach science to diverse adolescents and promote their appreciation for scientific discovery. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools. Graduates gain in-depth, relevant knowledge and skills that allow them to make science meaningful to their students.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling Environmental Sciences & Sustainability Science & Technology
Campus: CU Denver
University of Colorado Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with a Secondary Science (7 – 12 Generalist) teaching license expertly prepares you to teach science to diverse adolescents as they develop an appreciation for scientific discovery. Learning from dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty in a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools make our program – and our graduates – stand out. You’ll gain in-depth, applicable knowledge that allows you to make science meaningful to your students.
Our goal is to help you have a transformative impact on student learning, creativity and achievement, while also supporting you as an innovator in your school and professional networks. We recognize the urgent need for outstanding science teachers. And, we’re all about preparing the finest!
As part of this program, you will learn to fully engage students in your classroom by exploring:
Our faculty is top-notch with experience and expertise across a wide range of areas. They partner regularly on education projects/grants with the National Science Foundation and The National Park Service. They also provide international perspectives on teaching and learning, and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. They will put you in touch with the latest theories, experiential science learning activities, and innovative teaching strategies.
As one of the top education schools in the country, we’re proud to help people like you become teachers. At CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development, you’ll be surrounded by other committed, talented students who are determined to make a positive impact in the classroom. They are drawn to our program because they want a deeper level of preparedness –one that will allow them to give their best to every student, every day. The School of Education & Human Development is regularly ranked as a top graduate school and “best online” experiences by U.S. News & World Report. We match your passion for teaching with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. That’s why our graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world.
Recommended Completion Time:18 months
Required Credits for Completion:39
Due to the rigorous nature of teacher preparation as guided by state and national accreditation standards, pre-planning steps are necessary before applying to the Teaching program. Please note that these steps must be taken and more time may be needed in order to meet specific deadlines. Phone or in person appointments with the department advisor are highly recommended in order to determine the best time for applicants to apply.
Contact us to learn more about the application process at 303-315-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Office of Recruitment and Outreach
We welcome applications from motivated individuals who have bachelor's degrees and a strong passion for education.