Degree: MA License
Classroom Type: On campus
Prepares individuals to teach English to diverse adolescents as they develop their reading and writing skills and an appreciation for literature. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools. Graduates gain in-depth knowledge that builds on their students' languages, abilities, cultures, and real-world experiences.
Summer Semester: February 15
Fall Semester: June 30
Interest Categories: Communication & Writing Education & Counseling Humanities & Languages
Campus: CU Denver
University of Colorado Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with an English Education teaching license expertly prepares students to teach English to diverse adolescents as they develop their reading and writing skills and an appreciation for and skills for reading quality 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 makes the program – and graduates – stand out. Students gain in-depth knowledge that builds on students' languages, abilities, cultures, and real-world experiences.
In this program, students will study contemporary, multicultural, and classic literature and the developmental process of building reading and writing skills. The program’s goal is to help students have a transformative impact on student learning, creativity, and achievement, while also supporting students as innovators in their school and professional networks. As part of this program, students learn to fully engage students in their classroom by exploring:
Choose CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development
As one of the top education schools in the country, SEHD is proud to help students become 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 students’ passion for teaching 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.
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 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 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. Advisors are ready to help students 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.
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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.