Degree: MA License
Classroom Type: On campus
Prepares individuals in as little as a year to teach Spanish in diverse middle and high school classrooms. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools. Graduates are equipped to expand students' world views and language development.
Interest Categories: Communication & Writing Education & Counseling Humanities & Languages
Campus: CU Denver
CU Denver’s MA in Teaching (MAT) with World Languages – Spanish (7-12) teaching license expertly prepares students 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' worldviews, language development, interpretation skills, and creative thinking. 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 makes our program – and our graduates – stand out. Students will 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, the program 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 consistently 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 the program’s graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities, and the world.
The program’s graduates tout a level of preparedness equivalent to that of a more experienced and confident teacher. At CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development, students don't just learn from anyone, they learn from the best. Because of the emphasis on teaching in diverse contexts, graduates are ready to lead – and make a difference – in any classroom with any population of students
Students are 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 with a focus on social justice for all.
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. The program’s advisors help students determine if full funding is possible. Learn from dedicated school-based teachers and award-winning faculty in a residency program perfected and proven across almost 30 years. This program’s focus on inclusive classrooms and an assets-based approach will prepare graduates to support student’s success.
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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We welcome applications from motivated individuals who have bachelor's degrees and a strong passion for education.