Degree: BA Endorsement License
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Prepares students to become teachers in diverse elementary classrooms with a focus on social justice and equity. Graduates are qualified and well-prepared to bring forth the full potential of their students.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver Online
The Bachelor of Arts in Human Education and Human Development, Elementary Education (License) prepares competent early childhood education professionals. Graduates are known for embracing the whole child in inclusive, culturally, and linguistically diverse public school or community-based early childhood education settings.
Students join a top education school with collaborative teams of dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty who will prepare students for success in any classroom. The program is ranked as a top school according to U.S. News and World Report. The program has a strong emphasis on equity and social justice. Students will engage Colorado's rapidly diversifying student and family population.
Students are surrounded by other committed, innovative, and compassionate students. The program's cohorts crave a deeper level of preparedness—one that will allow them to give their best to every student, every day.
Students in the program will:
Many schools promise a teacher residency with experiential learning under a teacher mentor. Few can deliver one as well-supported and prepared. For more than 30 years, the program has worked with area schools to create a proven residency program. This partnership supports students' development as they work with teams of dedicated practicing teachers, teacher leaders, and university faculty.
Due to CU Denver's urban location and partnerships across the state as well as the emphasis on teaching in diverse contexts, graduates are ready to lead and make a difference in any elementary classroom, in any district. Starting in the first-year students will be placed in a partner school. In the final year, the experience culminates in a full-time teaching residency so that students can experience life as a teacher.
Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development
The School of Education & Human Development attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching and school leadership. The program matches their passion 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.
CU Denver offers generous scholarships. Additionally, there are vast learning and development opportunities.
This flexible program accepts students every term (fall, spring, summer) and features personalized support for every student.
Ask admissions about the ever-growing transfer partnerships with community colleges.
Students gain field experiences that prepare them to be responsive and innovative educators.
The program fully integrates the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement so students will graduate with both the elementary teaching license and the added endorsement.
Recommended Completion Time:4 years
Required Credits for Completion:126
Our program seeks individuals who wish to teach as a career. We accept applications from incoming first-year students, current students at CU Denver, students transferring from community colleges or four-year institutions, individuals who are working as paraprofessionals, assistant teachers or developmental intervention assistants.
This program has rolling admissions, applications close per semester as follows:
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