Dec 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education Licensure: Post-Baccalaureate Program


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Admission requirements for post-baccalaureate candidates seeking licensure include evidence of having a conferred Bachelor’s degree, as well as having met the University’s and department’s admission criteria. Post-baccalaureate students should see an advisor in both their content area and in the School of Education at their earliest opportunity for advising.

It may be necessary for a post-baccalaureate candidate to complete additional courses in their chosen content area. These courses are in addition to the licensure sequence course work required to complete their approved teacher licensure program. All courses required for Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Post-Baccalaureate Program need to be passed with a grade of C- and above.

Post-baccalaureate Secondary Education Licensure is available in the following content areas:  English, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics), and Social Studies (Africana Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Economics, History, Political Science).

Licensure Core for Secondary Education - Post-Baccalaureate:


Secondary Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensure - English


Admission requirements for post-baccalaureate students seeking licensure include evidence of having at least a conferred bachelor’s degree, as well as the stated admission criteria. Faculty in the appropriate teacher education department and the Department of English will review the transcript for completed coursework appropriate for the endorsement being sought. It may be necessary for a post-baccalaureate candidate to complete specified courses in the content area in addition to the professional sequence coursework.

Approved courses in the following content areas are required:

  • Literary Criticism or Literary Studies
  • American Literature Survey
  • British Literature Survey or Shakespeare
  • Mythology or World Literature
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Language and Linguistics (History of English and the Structure of English)
  • Composition (beyond freshman level)

 

Secondary Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensure - Mathematics


See an advisor for information on licensure in this content area.

Secondary Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensure - Science


See an advisor for information on licensure in this content area.

Secondary Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensure - Social Studies


Post-baccalaureate candidates seeking licensure in social studies must have a previously conferred Bachelor’s degree in one of the approved Social Science licensure majors at MSU Denver (African and African American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Economics, History, Political Science) or receive approval from a secondary faculty advisor for a closely related social science major and meet the criteria for formal admission.

Content Knowledge Requirements:

The National Council for Social Studies Teachers requires the following Programmatic Standards - course(s) in:

  • U.S. History, World History (both Western and Non-Western)
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • American History
  • History of Western World
  • History of Nonwestem World
  • Behavioral Science (Anthropology course is recommended)
  • Political Science (includes U.S. Government)
  • Geography (includes Cultural and Physical)
  • Social Studies Content Exam

 

Social Studies Concentration Requirement:


Student must complete at least 18 credit hours in concentration area.  The concentration area must include a minimum of 9 upper division credits. See an advisor.

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