STEM

Bachelor of Arts in Education and Human Development, Secondary Science (License)

School of Education & Human Development

Overview

Degree: BA License

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Prepares students to become teachers knowledgeable in the field of science education, who encourage middle and high school students to think critically, problem-solve, and analyze the world around them.

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you’ll learn

The BA in Education and Human Development with a concentration in secondary Science prepares students to become knowledgeable in the field of science education and encourage middle and high school students to think critically, problem solve and analyze the world around them.

At the University of Colorado Denver, you’ll learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty members who are known for innovation and research. These are your mentors! You’ll be surrounded by other committed, innovative and compassionate students who crave a deeper level of preparedness—one that will allow them to give their best to every student, every day.

You may be starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or returning to the university setting after years away. Regardless, you’ll join a top education school with collaborative teams of dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty who will prepare you for success in any classroom anywhere.

In this pathway you will:

  • Learn to plan assessment-informed instruction for educational excellence and equity for all children from diverse racial, ethnic, language, socio-economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Develop deep understanding of the diverse ways children learn and develop within their families and communities and in schools; and gain skills to bring a relevant and engaging curriculum to your standards-based teaching. 
  • Gain the skills for effective classroom organization and management.

Many schools promise a teacher residency with experiential learning under a teacher mentor. Few can deliver one as well-supported and prepared as ours. For more than 25 years, we have been working closely with area schools to create a proven residency program that supports your development as you work with teams of dedicated practicing teachers, teacher leaders and university faculty in the school. Further, because of our urban location and partnerships in rural Colorado across the state as well as our emphasis on teaching in diverse contexts, our graduates are ready to lead and make a difference in any elementary classroom, in any district. Starting in your first year, you’ll be placed in a partner school. In your final year, the experience culminates in a full-time student teaching residency so that you can experience life as a teacher.

Choose CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development

The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching. 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.

Employers understand that CU Denver graduates bring extreme value to their teams. Human resource directors, principals and superintendents tell us that CU Denver candidates enter their first year of teaching with the knowledge, skills and confidence of second- and third-year teachers.

Courses

To earn this 126 credit hour BA in Education and Human Development with a teaching license in secondary Science, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below. Students should declare their intent to pursue a secondary Science license with their academic advisor as early as possible to avoid taking classes that do not count toward the degree or licensure.

Sample Courses

  • EDFN 1000 - Equality, Rights & Education3 credits
  • CLDE 4020 - Responsive Classroom Communities3 credits
  • BIOL 2010 - Organisms to Ecosystems (Gen Bio)3 credits
  • GEOL 1073 - Physical Geology: Surface Processes3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:4 years

Required Credits for Completion:126

Admission Requirements


Our program seeks individuals who wish to teach as a career. We accept  applications from incoming first-year students, current students at CU Denver, students transferring from community colleges or four-year institutions, individuals who are working as paraprofessionals, assistant teachers or developmental intervention assistants.

This program has rolling admissions, applications close per semester as follows:

  • Spring: Dec. 31
  • Summer: May 31
  • Fall: July 31

Application Support


Our friends at TEACH Colorado have free tools and resources to make applying to our program—and becoming a classroom teacher—easier! Create an account today and immediately access:

  • An interactive application checklist to keep you on track.
  • $100 fee reimbursement towards application and testing expenses.
  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.
  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.
  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.

Sign up today!

For more information, please contact:

School of Education & Human Development
Office of Recruitment and Outreach
education@ucdenver.edu
303.315.6300

Application​ deadlines


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