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Sample Classes You Might Take:

  • Educational Psychology for Elementary Schools
  • School and Society
  • African American and Latino Education in the United States
  • Physics and Everyday Thinking
  • Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
  • Classroom Interactions
  • Language Study for Educators
  • Teaching General Music 1
  • Children's Literature

"During your first semester in the School of Education at CU-Boulder, you are 'out in the field' working with kids from local schools. For me, that was the deciding factor. Our classes are practicum-based, providing the opportunity to immediately apply what we are learning in class in an actual school setting. We are also placed in three different practicum sites before the last semester of the program, which is student teaching. Getting comfortable being in a classroom is by far the best preparation any future educator could ask for."

-Perri Chernick, Psychology and Elementary Education

You love to learn, lead, and be around people. You can take a concept and explain it from multiple perspectives so anyone can understand. As a kid, you probably made your siblings and friends play school or had an inspiring teacher who made a difference in your life. Teachers have the opportunity to influence and help chart a positive course in the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of students over the course of their career. If you’d also like to inspire others in this way, choose a career in education.

At CU-Boulder...

  • CU-Boulder’s nationally recognized School of Education prepares teachers who are committed to equity and social justice and who seek to serve and educate diverse students.

  • CU-Boulder is a national leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education with the goal of improving introductory math and science classes, recruiting and training future K-12 science teachers through the CU Teach Program.

  • The BUENO Center for Multicultural Education is an integral part of the School of Education. Through a comprehensive range of research, training, and service projects, the center promotes quality education with an emphasis on cultural pluralism.
  • Science Discovery is an educational outreach program of the School of Education that offers fun and exciting classes for kids ages 4-16 with hands-on activities indoors and a variety of field trip experiences.

Programs and Majors

College of Music

Music Education

School of Education

Teacher Licensure - Elementary
Teacher Licensure - Music (K-12)
Teacher Licensure - Secondary (English, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Russian, Science, Social Studies, Spanish)

Minor in Education

NOTE: At CU-Boulder, 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.

Major Recommendations for Teacher Licensure:

  • Elementary: Anthropology, Astronomy, Communications, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Humanities, Linguistics, Mathematics, Political Science, Physics, Psychology, Spanish

  • Secondary - English: Communications, English, Linguistics, Humanities

  • Secondary - Mathematics: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

  • Secondary - Music: Music Education

  • Secondary - Science: Astronomy, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Physics, Geology, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Integrated Physiology

  • Secondary - Social Studies: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, International Affairs

  • Secondary - World Languages: French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish