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Master of Education - Education Sciences Specialization Teacher Licensure

Earn your master’s degree in education and your teaching license at the same time. This program is designed to prepare you for a career as a professional teacher. You’ll build a strong foundation in pedagogy and understand effective theories of learning, and put your learning to work in local classrooms with PK-12 students.

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Uniquely Designed for Optimal Learning

Our program is unique to the Front Range, designed to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience and are well-prepared to be successful in your career as an educator.

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Move through the program with the same students, building relationships and experiencing educational growth together.

Asset 113 One-Year to a New Career

Our one-year program will help you jump-start your new career as a professional educator, meeting today’s high-demand for teachers in schools around the country.

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You’ll learn about curriculum development, models of teaching, research in education and much more in this intensive program.

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Your classes will take place in school classroom settings – you’ll learn from master teachers in the field, as well as our expert faculty.

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Four Pillars, One Model

Our teacher licensure program is a Professional Development School model, which focuses on co-teaching as a way to learn by doing. Built on four pillars, this model will:

  • Prepare you as an educator
  • Develop you as a faculty member
  • Help you to improve the practice of teaching through inquiry
  • Encourage greater student engagement

Co-teaching puts you in the classroom, alongside a master teacher, early in our program. You’ll log 800 or more hours of classroom experience, working with students and receiving guidance from mentors. Locations for classroom instruction and internship placement vary within Fort Collins and Loveland in Northern Colorado.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to specialize in an endorsement area based on the ages you want to teach – early childhood education (birth through age 8) or secondary education (through grade 12).

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Ready to Teach by Fall

This program is 41 credits, broken down into three phases over the course of three consecutive semesters.

The summer session runs Monday through Friday for three weeks, and takes place at local schools. You’ll focus on practicum experiences and licensure courses during the fall session, meeting with your cohort in person for two full days each week. The spring session is a full-time, Monday through Friday, student teaching experience.

You’ll be ready to begin your teaching career by fall.