Professional K-12 Education Licensure
The K-12 Licensure Program prepares candidates to teach content-area courses in grades K-12. Through the sequence of courses and field experiences, the candidate satisfies all of Colorado's performance-based standards for licensure in K-12 Education. Degree seeking K-12 Education Licensure candidates must choose from one of the following approved majors in order to complete a licensure program in K-12 Education:
- Art Education
- Modern Language Education (French, German, or Spanish)
- Music Education
- Physical Education
The requirements of each major are designed to ensure that the program meets Colorado Licensure Standards and prepares candidates to pass the corresponding licensure content examination and to teach to the Colorado Model Content Standards in their discipline.
Candidates seeking teacher licensure must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. The application form for the program must be completed by attending an Application Meeting during the semester prior to the first semester of education course work. Application Meetings are scheduled by the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). Formal admission must be obtained BEFORE Methods coursework can be taken and provisional admission must be obtained before any field experience placement will be made.
K-12 Art, Modern Language, Music and Physical Education licensure candidates must consult an advisor in their selected major and one in education.
Modern Languages Major with K-12 Foreign Language Licensure
Degree-seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for K-12 Foreign Language must earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Modem Languages. Candidates must complete 42 credit hours in their language concentration (French, German, or Spanish) or an extended major that requires an additional 18 credit hours at the 2000-level or above in a different secondary language for a total of 60 credit hours. The curriculum focuses on the Colorado Model Content Standards for Foreign Languages and prepares licensure candidates to pass the required content test. Students completing the K-12 licensure coursework are not required to have a minor.
Human Performance and Sport Major with Physical Education K-12
Candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for K-12 Physical Education must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in Physical Education. Physical Education majors are required to complete courses in: Professional activities (such as team sports, individual sports and games), the core curriculum (including Physical Education Methods, Anatomical Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, and Motor Learning), as well as required licensure courses.
The core curriculum is designed to prepare candidates to pass the K-12 Physical Education Content Exam and to teach to the Colorado Model Content Standards for K-12 Physical Education. Licensure candidates need to meet with a K-12 Physical Education advisor as well as one in Teacher Education.