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School of Education

Elementary education, CU-Boulder

Through course work and field experiences you will be prepared for the increasingly complex demands of teaching in a diverse society.

Program: You can choose from three programs that lead to a teacher licensure issued by the Colorado Department of Education: Elementary (K-6), Secondary (7-12), or K-12 Music, and the following secondary fields: English, mathematics, science, social studies, and the foreign languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or Spanish.

Hands-on Learning: The carefully sequenced courses are closely tied to experiences in the field, from working with individual students to handling instruction for a whole classroom during your student teaching.

Highlights: The specialized CU Teach program is a four-year degree/licensure program that allows you to complete a rigorous education in a mathematics or science major and fulfill the requirements for a Colorado initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics or Secondary Science.

Sampling of Courses:

  • Art for the Elementary Teacher
  • Educational Psychology and Adolescent Development
  • The Nature of Science and Science Education
  • Theory and Practice of Experiential Education
  • Physical Education and Health - Elementary School

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Applying: You must first be admitted to an approved undergraduate major within the College of Arts & Sciences or the College of Music before applying to a CU-Boulder teacher licensure program. For more information, see the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program page.