Degree: MA License
Classroom Type: On campus
Prepares educators to teach science to diverse adolescents and promote their appreciation for scientific discovery. Features a proven and perfected residency program with partner schools. Graduates gain in-depth knowledge and skills that allow them to make science meaningful to their students.
Summer Semester: February 15
Fall Semester: June 30
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 students 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 makes the program – and graduates – stand out. Students gain in-depth, applicable knowledge that allows them to make science meaningful to their students.
The program’s goal is to help students have a transformative impact on student learning, creativity, and achievement, while also supporting them as an innovator in their school and professional networks. The program recognizes the urgent need for outstanding science teachers, and the program is all about preparing the finest!
As part of this program, students learn to fully engage students in their classroom by exploring:
The 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 students in touch with the latest theories, experiential science learning activities, and innovative teaching strategies.
Choose CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development
As one of the top education schools in the country, SEHD is proud to help students become teachers. At CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development, students are surrounded by other committed, talented students who are determined to make a positive impact in the classroom. They are drawn to the program because they want a deeper level of preparedness –one that will support their development as culturally competent individuals and teachers, light a fire for social justice, and 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” experience by U.S. News & World Report. The program matches student’s passion for teaching with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches, and real-world practice. That’s why graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities, and the world.
Students are surrounded by other committed, talented students who are determined to make a positive impact in the classroom. They are drawn to the program because they want a deeper level of preparedness –one that will allow them to give their best to every student, every day.
The program offers different start times and program lengths to accommodate their obligations. It's possible to complete the program in as little as one year.
School of Education & Human Development staff will work with students to qualify and access existing state and federal dollars to help pay for the three-semester MAT program. Advisors are ready to help students determine if full funding is possible.
Students in this program may be eligible for STEM scholarships offered exclusively to students in the CU Denver School of Education & Human Development.
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 email@example.com.
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School of Education & Human Development
Office of Recruitment and Outreach
We welcome applications from motivated individuals who have bachelor's degrees and a strong passion for education.