Degree: MA License
Classroom Type: On campus
Prepares individuals holding a bachelor's degree from many teaching fields in diverse elementary classrooms. The program features a proven and perfected residency program with partner schools. Graduates are highly qualified and well-prepared to support their students’ potential.
Summer Semester: February 15
Fall Semester: June 30
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver
The MA in Teaching (MAT), Elementary Education (License) prepares students to teach in diverse elementary classrooms in as little as a year. Designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields, this graduate program supports students in pursuing their dream to be a teacher. 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 leave the program highly qualified and well-prepared to support and understand the potential of their students.
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Choose CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development
As one of the top education schools in the country, this program consistently leads its students to become stand-out 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 their passion for teaching with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches, and real-world practice. That’s why the program’s graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities, and the world.
Graduates' level of preparedness is equivalent to that of a more experienced and confident teacher. That's because, at CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development, students don't just learn from anyone, they learn from the best. Further, because of CU Denver’s urban location and emphasis on teaching in diverse contexts, graduates are ready to lead – and make a difference – in any classroom
Students will be 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 students’ 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. Program advisors are ready to help students determine if full funding is possible.
Recommended Completion Time:18 months
Required Credits for Completion:51
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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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.