Bachelor of Arts in Education and Human Development, Secondary English Language Arts (License)

School of Education & Human Development


Degree: BA License

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Prepares graduates to teach English to diverse adolescents. Graduates guide classrooms in developing an appreciation for literature, writing, and new media.

Application​ deadlines

Rolling decision

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Education and Human Development, Secondary English Language Arts prepares competent education professionals.
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 anywhere. 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 engage with Colorado's rapidly diversifying student and family population.
Students will be 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 this program will:

  • Learn to plan assessment-informed literacy instruction for educational excellence and equity for all children from a variety of racial, ethnic, socio-economic and ability levels
  • Develop deep understanding of the diverse ways children learn about literacy and develop within their families, communities and schools and learn skills to blend relevant and engaging curricula with standards-based teaching methods
  • Gain the skills necessary for effective classroom organization and management.

Many schools promise a teacher residency with experiential learning under a teacher mentor. Few can deliver one as well-supported and prepared as this program. For more than 30 years, we have been working with area schools to create a proven residency program. The curriculum supports development as students work with teams of dedicated practicing teachers, teacher leaders, and university faculty in the school.
Due to CU Denver's urban location and partnerships across Colorado and the emphasis on teaching in diverse contexts, graduates are ready to lead and make a difference in secondary classrooms, in any district. Starting in the first year, students are placed in a partner school. In the final year, the experience culminates in a full-time student 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. We match 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.

Why the Bachelor of Arts in Education and Human Development, Secondary English Language Arts (License) program at CU Denver?



CU Denver offers generous scholarships and vast learning and development opportunities

Personalized Support for Every Student

Our flexible program accepts students every term (fall, spring, summer) and features personalized support for every student.

Field experiences

Students gain field experiences that prepare them to be responsive and innovative educators.

Sample Courses

  • CLDE 2000 - CLDE Foundations 3 credits
  • EDFN 1000 - Equality, Rights & Education 3 credits
  • LCRT 4100 - Secondary Literacy Instruction and Assessment 3 credits
  • LCRT 4200 - Theory and Methods of Teaching Secondary English 3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:4 years

Required Credits for Completion:126

Admission Requirements

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:

  • Spring: Dec. 31
  • Summer: May 31
  • Fall: July 31

Application Support

Our friends at TEACH Colorado have free tools and resources to make applying to our program—and becoming a classroom teacher—easier! Create an account today and immediately access:

  • An interactive application checklist to keep you on track.
  • $100 fee reimbursement towards application and testing expenses.
  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.
  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.
  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.

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For more information, please contact:

School of Education & Human Development
Office of Recruitment and Outreach

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