Earn your Master's in Education Teacher Licensure

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Introduce young people to the joy of discovery. Immerse yourself in their excitement as they unravel the mysteries of the world.

Be a mentor and role model to children and adolescents. Help them succeed in school and life.

Join the many compassionate, energetic, and dedicated stewards of our future.

Cohorts begin every fall semester. Classes meet via Zoom Monday through Wednesday, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Some courses may offer an in-person option. Part-time options are available as well to complete the program over two years rather than one.

Teacher Licensure program options

Licensure Pathway

Be eligible for a Colorado teaching certificate that leads to licensure in K-12 specialty areas or Secondary Education.

23 credits

Master of Arts in Education

Earn a Master of Arts in Education for K-12 specialty areas or Secondary Education.

30 credits

For licensure in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, check out our Post-Baccalaureate program. We currently do not offer a graduate level program for licensure specifically in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.

Program overview

Our teacher preparation program incorporates 800 hours of school-based experiences required for Colorado teaching licensure in an innovative, immersive, and structured approach. Our 5-semester hybrid program allows you to earn teacher licensure and a Master of Arts in Education.

You will be eligible for a Colorado teaching certificate after the second semester and be able to complete your Master of Arts in Education after two more semesters, likely during your first year of teaching. The course schedule allows for field placement in the schools between 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Features of the program include: 

  • Earn your teaching license in K-12 or Secondary areas by the end of your first year in the program
  • Develop mastery of and pedagogical expertise in your field

  • Study and work in schools with highly qualified teachers, guided by experienced college faculty
  • Have full-time placement aligned with your career goals

  • Join a cohort of career changers in the culturally diverse Four Corners region. Participate in an innovative program model
  • Experience diverse student teaching placement settings

Program requirements

Minimum eligibility for Graduate Studies
Requirements for Teacher Licensure program
Technology requirements

Career Possibilities