Undergraduate Licensure

Candidates for the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure program are current or transferring CU-Boulder students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program with a declared major suitable for the content area they wish to teach. Education is not a major, but rather a certificate program into which CU-Boulder students are accepted based upon satisfaction of admission criteria. Typically, candidates will apply for the licensure program at the end of their freshman year and start the School of Education coursework in their sophomore year.

Candidates will complete a Teacher Licensure program concurrently with their bachelor’s degree. With careful planning and regular advising, candidates may complete degree and licensure requirements in four years. Please meet with an Education Advisor with specific concerns about a course of study.

The School of Education at CU-Boulder offers teacher licensure in the following areas:

  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Secondary Education (7-12)
    Choose a specialization in one of the following: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, or World Languages (French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or Spanish)
  • Music Education (K-12)

In addition to working with faculty in the classroom, you will also be placed in public schools throughout the Denver/Boulder area, earning 800 hours of youth interaction. These experiences will expose you to a wide range of classrooms and student populations and ensure that you are highly qualified to enter the teaching field.