Added Endorsements and Certificate Programs
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Elementary/Secondary Initial License Certificate Programs
The Elementary or Secondary Initial License Certificate Programs include a one-year intensive, full-time program that leads to recommendation for licensure from the State of Colorado. Undergraduate students seeking a baccalaureate degree select a major from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LAS) and fulfill the requirements for both the BA and licensure. Candidates who have already earned a baccalaureate degree can apply for the licensure only option with the opportunity to apply nine credits toward the MA in Curriculum & Instruction.
Alternative Licensure Program
Alternative teacher preparation programs provide a pathway to prepare educators with professional experience and content knowledge to meet high need areas in Colorado schools. Visit our page to find out more.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement
The Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Endorsement program is designed especially for monolingual English speaking teachers, paraprofessionals and pre-service teachers who have English Language Learners (ELLs) in their classrooms, and want to know how to better serve those students. Educators working with individual, small groups or whole classes of ELLs will benefit from this program. Teachers who have a teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education may use this opportunity to seek the CLDE Endorsement (24 credit hours).
TESL TEFL Certificate Program
The Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) Certificate Program consists of four core courses that will give you the foundation and knowledge necessary to work with ELLs. These four courses can be applied toward the 24 credit hour Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement (CLDE) endorsement and MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) program.