At the UCCS College of Education, our graduate programs provide the needed emphasis and specialty to prepare you for the professional world.
MA Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) emphasis within the Department of Counseling and Human Services is designed to prepare graduate students to assume positions in the provision of professional counseling and consultation services involving the principles of psychotherapy.
MA Counseling and Leadership, Air Officer Commanding Cohort
The Counseling and Leadership master's degree program is a one-year, comprehensive curriculum for developing selected Majors for the important responsibility of air officer commanding or leading a cadet squadron at the US Air Force Academy.
MA Counseling: School Counseling
The school counselor program requires the completion of a 60 semester hour program. School Counselor students will complete the same foundational coursework as the Clinical Mental Health Counselor students and may be eligible for licensure as a Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
MA: Curriculum & Instruction
The College of Education prepares skilled professionals who inspire excellence and create transformative change in the schools and communities in which they serve by enhancing scholarship, achievement, and service through collaborative partnerships, promoting and modeling innovative, ethical, and research - based practices and, embracing inclusion and social justice.
MA in Leadership and Advanced License Programs
The MA in Leadership and Advanced License Programs (Principal License, Special Education Director License, and Administrator/Superintendent License) emphasizes research in the areas of organizational leadership, inclusive leadership, instructional leadership, professionalism, and data literacy. These programs satisfy accreditation requirements of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).
MA in Leadership with Concentration in SAHE
The curriculum for the MA in Leadership with concentration in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) emphasizes the development of educational leaders who can transform institutions into learning communities in which all members of a diverse society are accorded opportunity and respect. Leadership coursework is organized around foundational studies, professional studies, and supervised practice.
MA: Special Education
Students wishing to earn a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education have the opportunity to create a program uniquely designed to a specific area of interest. Students in the Master of Arts Degree Program will take a core set of required courses and then will choose 15 units of elective course work.
MA: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) 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 an individual, small groups or whole classes of ELLs will benefit from this program.
MSc: Science Teaching
The Master of Sciences is designed for teachers aspiring to pursue a degree with greater emphasis on science content than pedagogy. The Science Teaching Option includes Science Education courses as well as science, mathematics, and selected other content courses. The program provides classroom teachers with a strong background in science content balanced with knowledge of contemporary science teaching practice, and the sound application of research. This program is appropriate for teachers at all levels (K-12).