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Center for Educator Preparation You are called to make a difference.

You have a dream, a calling: you want to be a teacher. Whether you were playing “school” with your stuffed animals as a kid, or were inspired by someone who taught you, we want to help you achieve your dream.

Our program ensures that you gain experience in real classrooms with real students from your very first education course. By the time you graduate, you’ll be strongly prepared for Colorado’s licensing exams – and ready to make a difference in your own classroom.

Asset 8 Make an impact

Asset 97 Work with kids

Asset 94 800+ hours of classroom experience

Asset 90 Be immediately employable

Teacher Licensure Combine your passion for teaching with your academic interest

To become a licensed teacher, you’ll complete content coursework in the subject you’re planning to teach, along with education coursework. You have the option to complete education coursework as an undergraduate, post-bachelor, or graduate student (as part of your program of study).

Our goal is to prepare and empower you to impact the next generation of learners through teaching. Each semester, you’ll gain fieldwork experience in PK-12 schools. You’ll lead groups of students, collaborate and learn from mentor teachers, and even have the opportunity to teach a class on your own.

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  • Asset 316 96% find employment related to their major

  • Asset 106 $100,000+ in scholarships awarded annually to STEM education students

  • Asset 219 72 of Colorado’s school districts hire our graduates

Build partnerships

Our teacher education program is established on the Professional Development Schools model – we partner with local school districts to give future teachers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in PK-12 schools with students from the beginning of the program. You’ll learn by doing, and from professional teachers who are actively working in the field.

When you finish the program, you’ll leave with both sound academic preparation and strong practical experience, ready to start your own career as a professional teacher.

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Center for Educator Preparation Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Our faculty is made up of professional teachers, principals, administrators and more – instructors who know what you need to know to be successful. Faculty members engage in research related to PK-12 teaching and leadership, along with other topics relating to education. They continuously seek opportunities to connect theory and practice.

Program Highlights Learn More About Our Program

Learn the ins and outs of applying for a license, submitting appropriate paperwork and exams.

We partner with local school districts to allow future teachers gain experience in real schools with real students from the very beginning of the program.

We are accredited at the state and national level ensuring teacher education programs meet standards and expectations at all levels.

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