The e+ CU Teach Engineering Science Concentration offers students the flexibility to earn a design-rich engineering degree, combined with the opportunity to teach secondary school science. This degree prepares grades 7-12 STEM educators with the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical literacy necessary to improve the teaching and learning of science and engineering subjects in middle and high schools.

Though the CDE does not distiguish among science licensures, and grants a "science-secondary education" license, e+ CU Teach Science students must choose a science area of focus (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) to ensure deeper content knowledge. Students apply to the Undergraduate Teacher Licensure program through the School of Education, as early as their sophomore year, resulting in dual enrollment in both the College of Engineering & Applied Science and the School of Education. The CDE grants a "science-secondary education" license to students upon graduation, and the CDE doesn't distinguish among science focuses.

Below are the Education credit hours required for the CU Teach Engineering Science Concentration:

Required:

  • Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (EDUC 2020) 1 credit
  • Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design (EDUC 2030) 2 credit
  • Classroom Interactions* (ECUS 4060*) 3 credits
  • Language & Literacy Across the Curriculum* (ECUD 4232*) 3 credits
  • Differentiating Instruction in Diverse Secondary Classrooms*° (EDUC 4023*°) 3 credits
  • Project-Based Instruction*° (EDUC 5385*°) 3 credits
  • Teaching Design spring only (GEEN 4400) 3 credits
  • Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science (EDUC 4050) 3 credits
  • Student Teaching* (EDUC 4742*) 12 credits

​Total Credits:

  • 33 credits

* Restricted to students admitted to School of Education's Secondary Math/Science Teacher Licensure Program
° Taken concurrently

Below are the Biology Focus credit hours required for the CU Teach Engineering Science Concentration:

The e+ CU Teach Engineering Biology degree requirements include completion of all semester hours of required and elective courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75. It includes 43-47 science credit hours and 30 CU Teach education credit hours, including a culminating semester-long student teaching experience in a middle or high school science or math classroom at the Denver Schools of Science and Technology (DSST) as required by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

Required:

  • General Physics 1♦ (PHYS 1110) 4 credits
  • General Physics 2♦ (PHYS 1120) 4 credits
  • Experimental Physics♦ (PHYS 1140) 1 credit
  • Teaching & Learning Biology fall only (EDUC 4811) 3 credits
  • General Chemistry 1 w/ lab (CHEN 1211/CHEM 1221) 5 credits
  • General Chemistry 2 w/ lab (CHEM 1133/1134) 5 credits

​Choose One:

  • General Biology 1 w/ lab (EBIO 1210/1230) 4 credits
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology w/ lab (MCDB 1150/1151) 4 credits

​Choose One:

  • General Biology 2 w/ lab (EBIO 1210/1230) 4 credits
  • Principles of Genetics w/ lab (MCDB 1150/1151) 4 credits

​Choose Two:

  • Principles of Ecology (EBIO 2040) 4 credits
  • Genetics: Molecules to Populations (EBIO 2070) 4 credits
  • Environmental Animal Physiology (IPHY 3130) 4 credits
  • Human Anatomy w/ lab (IPHY 3410/3415) 3 credits
  • Molecular Cellular Biology 1 (MCDB 3135) 3 credits
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Engineers (MCEN 4117) 3 credits

​Choose Two:

  • Introduction to Geology w/ lab (GEOL 1010/1030) 4 credits
  • Introductory Astronomy 1 (ASTR 1010) 4 credits
  • Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 1 (ASTR 1030) 4 credits
  • Teaching & Learning Earth Systems (EDUC 4833) 3 credits

​Total Credits:

  • 43-47 credits

♦ Also listed in e+ Engineering Core

Below are the Chemistry Focus credit hours required for the CU Teach Engineering Science Concentration:

The e+ CU Teach Engineering Chemistry degree requirements include completion of all semester hours of required and elective courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75. It includes 42-43 science credit hours and 30 CU Teach education credit hours, including a culminating semester-long student teaching experience in a middle or high school science or math classroom in the Denver Schools of Science and Technology (DSST) as required by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

Required:

  • General Physics 1♦ (PHYS 1110) 4 credits
  • General Physics 2♦ (PHYS 1120) 4 credits
  • Experimental Physics♦ (PHYS 1140) 1 credit
  • Teaching & Learning Chemistry fall only (EDUC 4822) 3 credits
  • General Chemistry 1 w/ lab (CHEN 1211/CHEM 1221) 5 credits
  • General Chemistry 2 w/ lab (CHEM 1133/1134) 5 credits
  • Organic Chemistry 1 w/ lab (CHEM 3311/3321) 5 credits

​Choose One Set:

  • General Biology 1 w/ lab & General Biology 2 w/ lab (EBIO 1210/1230 & EBIO 1220/1240) 8 credits
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology w/ lab & Microbiology (MCDB 1150/1151 & EBIO 3400) 8 credits

​Choose Two:

  • Introduction to Geology w/ lab (GEOL 1010/1030) 4 credits
  • Introductory Astronomy 1 (ASTR 1010) 4 credits
  • Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 1 (ASTR 1030) 4 credits
  • Teaching & Learning Earth Systems (EDUC 4833) 3 credits

​Total Credits:

  • 42-43 credits

​​♦ Also listed in e+ Engineering Core

Below are the Physics Focus credit hours required for the CU Teach Engineering Science Concentration:

The e+ CU Teach Engineering Physics degree requirements include completion of all semester hours of required and elective courses with a minimum GPA of 2.75. It includes 40-41 science credit hours and 30 CU Teach education credit hours, including a culminating semester-long student teaching experience in a middle or high school science or math classroom in the Denver Schools of Science and Technology (DSST) as required by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

Required:

  • General Physics 1♦ (PHYS 1110) 4 credits
  • General Physics 2♦ (PHYS 1120) 4 credits
  • Experimental Physics♦ (PHYS 1140) 1 credit

​Choose One:

  • General Physics 3 (PHYS 2130) 3 credits
  • Foundations of Modern Physics (PHYS 2170) 3 credits

​Required:

  • Teaching & Learning Physics fall only (PHYS 4460) 3 credits
  • General Chemistry 1 w/ lab (CHEN 1211/CHEM 1221) 5 credits
  • General Chemistry 2 w/ lab (CHEM 1133/1134) 5 credits

​Choose One Set:

  • General Biology 1 w/ lab & General Biology 2 w/ lab (EBIO 1210/1230 & EBIO 1220/1240) 8 credits
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology w/ lab & Microbiology (MCDB 1150/1151 & EBIO 3400) 8 credits

​Choose Two:

  • Introduction to Geology w/ lab (GEOL 1010/1030) 4 credits
  • Introductory Astronomy 1 (ASTR 1010) 4 credits
  • Accelerated Introductory Astronomy 1 (ASTR 1030) 4 credits
  • Teaching & Learning Earth Systems (EDUC 4833) 3 credits

​Total Credits:

  • 40-41 credits

​​​♦ Also listed in e+ Engineering Core