EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Learn to care for, teach and work with children, birth through age eight (preK-3rd grade).
The School of Education offers a variety of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate programs that will position you to transform the lives of children, preschool through high school and beyond.
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MSU Denver’s School of Education is leading the path forward in recruiting and preparing more Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx male teachers for the state of Colorado through its Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program. The mission of Call Me MISTER (CMM) is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader and more diverse background, primarily within the Denver metro area.
Visit the Call Me MISTER program page to learn more.
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced first-ever awards, totaling over $18 million, for the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program grants to increase high-quality teacher preparation programs for teachers of color, strengthen the diversity of our teacher pipeline, and address teacher shortages. MSU Denver’s School of Education was one of the recipients.
The Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program, named for Augustus F. Hawkins, the first Black politician elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from west of the Mississippi River, supports comprehensive, high-quality teacher preparation programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). A priority in President Biden’s FY 22 budget proposal, this year marks the first time the Hawkins Program has received funding since its creation in 2008. In the 2022 omnibus, Congress appropriated $8 million for the grants under Part B of Title VIII, and the Department redirected an additional $10 million to bring the total for the Hawkins Program to over $18 million.
Whether you are planning to become a preK-12 teacher, are already a teacher looking to expand your skills, or are interested in acquiring teacher skills to apply in various professional settings, we offer programs for you!
Still thinking about becoming a preK-12 teacher? Consider connecting with our partners at TEACH Colorado to learn more about the profession and take advantage of these benefits:
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1/19/23: Save the date! The School of Education is co-sponsoring the Colorado Education Recruitment… read more
8/5/22: MSU Denver School of Education garners national recognition for trauma-informed practices… read more
4/21/22: Colorado STEM Ecosystem to be housed in School of Education’s Office of Education… read more
12/8/21: Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D., endows scholarship for students of color who want to be teachers… read more
9/13/21: Dr. Ingrid Carter co-edited a book about teaching science during COVID-19… read more
7/19/21: Watch the recording of Summer 2021’s “Returning to In-Person School in the Fall… read more
6/2/21: Drs. Allen and Shapland contributed a chapter to the new book Advancing Equity and… read more
5/3/21: Drs. Sell and Shapland collaborate on upcoming webinar about Bayard Rustin… read more
3/8/22: Dean Hinde quoted in radio clip on Colorado Public Radio about House Bill 1220
8/4/20: Drs. Elizabeth Hinde and Megan Lawless interviewed re: K-12 schools reopening fall 2020 (MSU Denver RED)
When I was a student at MSU Denver, I was extremely impressed with the quality of professors that I had in the Physical Education department. They were always there to answer my questions and they did a great job preparing me for the real world when I got my first job. They were always there for me when I needed assistance.
Physical Education Teacher
Teaching kindergarten in a Title I school with a large population of language learners comes with challenges, but I feel well prepared after graduating from MSU Denver's M.A.T. program. My education was so connected to what I now experience on a daily basis; I am still reflecting on coursework and conversations with professors to help me think about my teaching approach every single day.
Master of Arts in Teaching, Kindergarten Teacher
MSU Denver allows you to be who you are and gives you the wings to enjoy the journey while embracing that journey with a diverse community of people from all walks of life who will someday 'make the difference' in a child’s life by teaching, inspiring and motivating.
MSU Denver Elementary Education alum
I was instructed in the VALUE of empathy and the enormous impact everything we do or say in the classroom has on our students. MSU instilled in me a selfless desire to improve the lives of my students, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Secondary English Teacher
All of my professors were not only able but willing to work with me on an individual basis. When it was time for me to do my student teaching I felt like I had someone else in my corner to support me and help me outside of the classroom.
Secondary Social Studies Teacher
MSU Denver gave me the confidence to excel in such an amazing, rewarding profession.
Physical Education Teacher, 2014 Colorado Teacher of the Year
MSU Denver had a great reputation and we had expert teachers teaching us. Out of the 25 students who were part of my special education cohort, all of them stayed teachers – it says a lot for the support and instruction we received.
Alternative Licensure Program and Master of Arts in Teaching Alum, 2014
The Art Education Program at MSU Denver prepared me in a way that I believe no other program could. The rigor and individualized feedback provided me with necessary tools to successfully teach in the art classroom.
I enjoyed meeting and working with everyone I came in contact with throughout my years at MSU Denver. I thrived in being immersed in the school setting during the field practicum and student teaching experiences since it was hands-on learning. I am proud of the solid education I earned at MSU Denver.
MSU Denver Alum & Principal at Warder Elementary
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