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Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Licensure

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Inspire learners, empower our future

Envision yourself as a Secondary or K-12 Teacher

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, and help them succeed in school and life. Join the many other compassionate, energetic, and dedicated stewards of our future.


Program overview

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

As a student, you will be eligible for a Colorado teaching certificate at the conclusion of 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. And, 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 in the first year.
  • Study and work in schools with highly qualified teachers, guided by experienced college faculty.
  • Join a cohort of like-minded career changers in the culturally diverse Four Corners region in hybrid courses an innovative program model.

Eligibility & career possibilities

You must have earned a bachelor’s degree to begin this program. Associate degrees do not qualify.

With Secondary Education licensure you can teach English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in grades 7-12.

K-12 licensure supports teaching the specialties Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, and Theater in grades K-12. This licensure does not support becoming an elementary classroom teacher.

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

For detailed information about licensing, consult the Colorado Department of Education Licensing Office.


Next steps

Program dates
  • November 25, 2019
    Online application becomes available
  • April 1, 2020
    Priority application and scholarship deadline for Fall 2020
  • May 1, 2020
    Standard application and scholarship deadline for Fall 2020
  • July 15, 2020
    Final  application and scholarship deadline for Fall 2020
  • August 20, 2020 (times TBD; reserve full day)
     Mandatory orientation

Please contact us with your questions.