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 college, 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:

3/5/2014: Project WET - Spring 2014 (PDF 252 KB)

Check out Project WET on April 5th! Click the link above for details.  From the flyer:

Project WET is an interactive, hands-on way to teach your students about water and all the issues that surround this valuable natural resource!  Colorado frequently experiences a drought, so now is the time to learn and teach about water sources and use, properties and treatment, and to get WET doing water quality testing.  At the end of the day you will receive the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide book with over 90 standards-based, integrated lesson plans written by teachers and natural resource professionals with background information and assessment ideas, as well as other great free materials!  Superb resource for teachers and substitutes.

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:

New to MSU Denver? Learn How to Register for classes online!


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.