The Department of Secondary, K-12, and Educational Technology offers undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs leading to initial Colorado licensure in the following content areas:
- Grades 7-12: English, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies
- Grades K-12: Art, Music, Physical Education, and Foreign Languages
To be eligible for licensure, candidates must successfully complete all academic and field experience requirements, pass a state-approved licensure exam, and complete student teaching. With careful planning and advisement, students are also encouraged to pursue an added endorsement in Culturally, Linguistically, and Diverse (CLD) education.
Our Secondary and K-12 licensure programs reflect six philosophical approaches underlying a strong commitment to preparing caring and excellent teachers and educational leaders who are informed decision-makers for the diverse contexts of classrooms, schools, and communities. These strands include: 1) Teachers as agents of change; 2) Culturally responsive teaching; 3) Backward design; 4) Project-based learning; 5) Performance Assessment; and 6) Data-informed assessment.