Degree: BA License
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Prepares secondary teachers to encourage their students to become civically engaged. The program focuses on instilling ways to help middle and high school students understand the importance of voting in public elections, how laws come into being, and how to keep in contact with their elected officials.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver Online
University of Colorado Denver's BA in Education and Human Development with social studies teaching licensure prepares students to become secondary teachers who encourage their students to become civically engaged. If you are passionate about helping middle and high school students understand the importance of voting in public elections, how laws come into being, and how to keep in contact with their elected officials, you may make an excellent social studies teacher.
At CU Denver, you’ll learn from nationally recognized faculty members who are known for innovation and research in social studies. 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 program you will:
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 middle school 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.
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.
To earn this 126 credit hour BA in Education and Human Development with a teaching license in Social Studies, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below. Students should declare their intent to pursue a Social Studies license with their academic advisor as early as possible to avoid taking classes that do not count toward the degree or licensure.
Recommended Completion Time:4 years
Required Credits for Completion:126
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:
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