Applied Developmental Psychology
Expand your developmental knowledge of children’s cognitive and social growth.
There may never be a more rewarding career than teaching children. As difficult a task as it is, witnessing a class of kindergartners develop into successful learners is why teachers love their job. Teaching at any level is hard, but as long as you’re dedicated, a degree in Elementary Education from MSU Denver can make it easier.
To teach others effectively, you must practice with feedback and reflection. You also must understand the differences and commonalities in how kids develop socially, emotionally and cognitively to adapt your lesson plan to every learning style. Our licensure program includes a yearlong residency, allowing you hundreds of hours of real-world experience with the best teachers and schools in the Denver area. Our professors monitor their students throughout the program to ensure that the licensure standards are met.
MSU Denver’s Elementary Education program reinforces theoretical background so you can teach effectively throughout your career. With five concentrations to choose from, you’ll be able to spread knowledge in areas you’re passionate about. If you have the patience, diligence and devotion to educating, you can learn the rest of the required skill set while studying at MSU Denver.
Whether you are ready to start your first semester in college or you have already completed a bachelor’s degree, we have a program in Elementary Education and Literacy for you! Browse our options below.
If you are seeking a bachelor’s degree and your goal is to become an elementary (K-6) teacher, you should declare your major in Elementary Education. Additionally, you will select one of the following concentration areas (see below). Completion of this major will result in a bachelor of arts degree as well as qualification to apply for a teaching license in Elementary Education (K-6) in Colorado.
We also offer a minor in Elementary Education. This minor does not lead to teacher licensure, but it might be an option for you if you’re looking to learn more about the field without completing an entire licensure program.
Develop your professional expertise by selecting from one of five concentrations. Each concentration consists of coursework that focuses on an area of professional interest.
If you have already completed bachelor’s degree (or expect to soon), and your goal is to become an elementary (K-6) teacher, you have two traditional pathways available; a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and a post-baccalaureate Elementary Teacher Licensure program. The MAT earns you a master’s degree, and both programs earn you qualification to apply for a teaching license in Elementary Education (K-6) in Colorado.
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.
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West Classroom Building, Suite 136
Campus Box 21
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362