Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Education


“The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver
prepares people who will Teach, Lead, and Transform.

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s School of Education develops excellent teachers and educational leaders who engage in reflective practice and scholarly activity, and who are ethical decision makers and agents of social change. 

We do this by:

  • Providing intellectually rigorous, culturally relevant curriculum that fosters pedagogical expertise, cultivates critical thinking, and promotes imagination;
  • Facilitating clinical placements that incorporate a diversity of perspectives and experiences;
  • Creating and sustaining mutually beneficial school and community partnerships;
  • Collaborating across disciplines to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning; and
  • Attracting and retaining innovative faculty who model expertise within their professional communities.


Alternative Licensure Programs


School of Education Transfer policy

Students transferring coursework from another teacher education program must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours of teacher education coursework at MSU Denver, including at least one course which includes field experience, to become eligible to student teach or begin residency. Coursework to fulfill these 9 credit hours will be determined by an appropriate MSU Denver School of Education (SOE) representative. Transfer credit or credit from a previous institution cannot be used to satisfy the SOE student teaching or residency course requirements. All additional program requirements and student teaching/residency eligibility requirements must also be satisfied.

In addition to the 9 credit hours of teacher education coursework completed at MSU Denver, the student must provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the previous institution, attesting to the student’s professional dispositions, performance in the field, and good academic standing.