Degree: MA License
Classroom Type: On campus
Prepares individuals to teach in diverse middle and high school classrooms and expand students' worldviews, support a global perspective, and deepen critical thinking and analysis skills. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools.
Interest Categories: Cultural Diversity & Global Perspectives Education & Counseling Public Administration & Policy
Campus: CU Denver
University of Colorado Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with a Secondary Social Studies (7 - 12) teaching license expertly prepares you to teach social studies in diverse middle and high school classrooms in as little as a year. Social studies taught with a global and critical perspective expands students’ worldviews and their capacity for critical thinking and analysis. 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. 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.
Students in this concentration will:
Choose CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development
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 will 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 support their own 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 consistently 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.
Our 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, you don't just learn from anyone, you learn from the best. Further, because of our urban location and emphasis on teaching in diverse contexts, our graduates are ready to lead – and make a difference – in any classroom.
You will 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.
Our program offers different start times and program lengths to accommodate your personal obligations. In fact, it's possible to complete our program in as little as one year.
School of Education & Human Development staff will work with you to qualify and access existing state and federal dollars to help pay for the three semester MAT program. Let us help you determine if full funding is possible.
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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School of Education & Human Development
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We welcome applications from motivated individuals who have bachelor's degrees and a strong passion for education.