A master teacher is made, not born.

If you feel a passion to teach and are driven to make a positive impact on students’ lives, this is the program that lets you launch your new career in as little as a year while delivering a level of preparation that puts you ahead. Learning from dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty in a residency program perfected and proven through 25 years of ongoing work with partner schools make our program – and our graduates – stand out.

Why should I choose this option?

This MAT + teaching license program is a full-time program. Candidates progress as a member of a cohort that begins in either summer or fall. The teacher licensure coursework combines on-campus learning with in-school experiences.

Education Endorsement can be added to secondary licenses.

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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’ll 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. The School of Education & Human Development is regularly ranked as a top graduate school and “best online” experiences by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about becoming teachers. We match their passion 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.

Collaborative teams of dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty prepare you for success in any classroom, anywhere.

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.

Our residencies deliver deeper learning because we've been working with our partner schools for over 25 years.

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.

As one of the top education schools in the country, we're proud to help people like you become teachers.

You’ll 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.

Launch your new teaching career quickly.

Our program offers different start times and program lengths in order to accommodate your personal obligations. In fact, it’s possible to complete our program in as little as one year.

Teaching - Elementary Education

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with an elementary education teaching license expertly prepares students holding a bachelor’s degree from many fields, to teach in diverse elementary classrooms in as little as a year. 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. You’ll leave the program highly qualified and well-prepared to support and understand the potentials of your students.

Teaching - English Education

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with an English Education teaching license expertly prepares you to teach English to diverse adolescents as they develop their reading and writing skills and an appreciation for literature. 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 students gain in-depth knowledge that builds on students’ languages, abilities, cultures and real-world experiences.

Teaching - Secondary Science

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with a Secondary Science (7 - 12 Generalist)) teaching license expertly prepares you to teach science to diverse adolescents and promote their appreciation for scientific discovery. Learning from dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty in a residency program designed and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools make our program – and our graduates – stand out. You will gain in-depth, relevant knowledge and skills that allow you to make science meaningful to your students.

Teaching - Secondary Math

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with a Secondary Math (7 - 12) teaching license expertly prepares you to become an effective, knowledgeable and technology-savvy math 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 make our program – and our graduates – stand out. Join us if you want state-of-the-art mathematics pedagogies, with a strong focus on technology integration as well as a focus on equity in reaching diverse students.

Teaching - Social Studies

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with Social Studies (7-12) teaching license expertly prepares you to teach in diverse middle and high school classrooms. This program prepares students to become educators who will expand students’ worldviews, support a global perspective, and deepen critical thinking and analysis skills. 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. You’ll leave the program highly qualified and prepared to support and understand the potentials of your students.

Teaching - Special Education Generalist

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with the Special Education Generalist (5 - 21) teaching license prepares you to teach students of varying abilities in diverse elementary, middle and high school classrooms. If you feel passionate about identifying and championing the strengths and assets of children with differing abilities, CU Denver has the program to help you meet this critical need. You will learn from dedicated school-based teachers and award-winning faculty on campus. This program’s focus on inclusive classrooms and an assets-based approach will prepare you to support your students’ success.

Teaching - World Languages - Spanish

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MAT with World Languages – Spanish (7-12) teaching license expertly prepares you to teach Spanish in diverse middle and high school classrooms in as little as a year. This pathway prepares students to become foreign language teachers who will expand students' world views, language development and interpretation skills. Learning from dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty in a residency program designed and proven through 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools make our program and our graduates stand out. You’ll leave the program highly qualified and prepared to support and understand the potentials of your students.

Teaching - World Languages - French

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with World Languages – French (7-12) teaching license expertly prepares you to teach French in diverse middle and high school classrooms in as little as a year. This pathway prepares foreign language teachers who will expand students' world views, language development, interpretation skills and creative thinking. 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.