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Teacher Education at MSU Denver


MSU Denver Teacher Education offers teacher licensure programs for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students interested in becoming K-12 teachers.  We offer programs in multiple endorsement areas and grade levels.  Please check out the Programs tab on the left for options.  If you are interested in getting started with one of our programs, please visit the Getting Started tab to request the information you need to apply to the university, set up advising appointments, and start planning your licensure program. 

Have you completed a bachelor’s degree?  Are you interested in earning your teaching license in Elementary Education or Special Education?  Check out our Master of Arts in Teaching programs!


News and Updates:

5/8/2014: Project WILD (June, 2014) (PDF 135 KB)

Check out Project WILD on June 7th! Click the link above for details.  Register by May 16th.  From the flyer:

Engage Student Learning Through Wildlife – Bring the outdoors to the classroom and discover hands-on activities to teach concepts in all disciplines. Bring a sack lunch and dress comfortably for a fun and engaging day learning indoors and out!  Teachers and ALL Teacher Education students & Student Teachers at all levels PreK-12 welcome!  Early childhood educators receive Growing Up WILD.  Cost: $20.00 for curriculum guides and more! For more information, contact Mary Heuwinkel, Ed.D..


5/2/2014: Critical Educators Reading Series - June 2014 (PDF 262 KB)

We will be reading and discussing "Myth of the Normal Curve" by Curt Dudley-Marling and Alex Gurn on June 25th, 2014, 5-7 pm at Zook's Coffee Chop in NW Denver. Feel free to pass the information on to new faculty, students, staff, teachers in schools, administrators, and anyone else you think might be interested in discussing this book with us. Feel free to obtain the book from any bookstore or library of your choosing.

10/8/2013: Teacher Education Department Locations are currently as follows:

  • The Department of Elementary Education and Literacy is located in WC 136 (Administrative Assistant: Tara McMurtry).
  • The Department of Special Education, Early Childhood, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education is located in WC 162 (Administrative Assistant: Amanda Barrell).
  • The Department of Secondary, K-12, and Educational Technology is located in WC 132 (Administrative Assistant: Pam Gillette).
  • The Teacher Application Center is located in WC 162.
  • The Student Teaching Center is located in WC 136E.



Quick Links:

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Information on Holds

GPA Calculation Worksheets

Math Requirement

Added Endorsements


ERC Schedule (WC 156)

Application Meetings


Undergraduate students, have you applied for COF? Remember to authorize your classes when you register, too!



Are you Formally Admitted to the Teacher Licensure Program?

Students who wish to complete any of our Teacher Licensure Programs must attend one of our Application Meetings and become Formally Admitted to our program to complete the required courses and begin student teaching. Students should attend an Application Meeting one or two semesters prior to beginning Teacher Education courses. Once you have attended the meeting, you will need ot meet the following requirements to be Formally Admitted:

Fingerprints - You must submit acceptable fingerprints and required payment or already have fingerprints on file with the Colorado Department of Education.

Freshman Composition I & II - Classes must be passed with "C" or better, does not apply to post-bac students.

Math Pre-requisite - You must meet one of our Math department's pre-requisites for MTH 1610 (does not apply to Math majors, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science majors in Secondary Science Education, Economics majors, or Math/Science post-bac students), or you must have already taken MTH 1610 or equivalent.

GPA - Your last 30 credit hours in college must be a 2.5 or higher.

Elementary Education Students- You must also show proof of registration for or proof of passing the Elementary PLACE or Praxis II content knowledge exam.

Special Education Students - You must show proof of passing the Elementary PLACE or Praxis II content knowledge exam.

Remember, once you have attended the Application Meeting, visit the Teacher Application Center as you meet the requirements above so we can update your file and formally admit you once all requirements are satisfied.