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Teaching Degrees in Colorado

  • 32 teaching programs in Colorado accredited by CAEP
  • 9 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 11 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Colorado

To work as a licensed teacher in Colorado, you must complete at least a bachelor’s degree program, an approved teacher preparation program and pass the PLACE and Praxis II exams.

The Colorado Department of Education also has the Colorado Alternative Teacher Certification Program which allows bachelor degree holders to obtain a temporary teaching license while earning the teaching credits. Here is a list of a few Colorado teaching schools and programs they offer.

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Colorado Teaching Degree Programs

Bachelor’s in Education Programs

The University of Colorado – Denver offers bachelor’s degree in education and human development with concentrations in elementary education, early childhood education, human development and family relations, secondary education and special education. The University of Phoenix – Colorado offers bachelor degrees in education/early childhood education; education/elementary teacher education; and liberal studies. Colorado Mountain College features a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in interdisciplinary studies. Regis University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education aimed at students who want to obtain a teaching license for grades k-6.

Master’s in Education Programs

UC – Denver offers Master of Arts degrees in childhood education and childhood education with early childhood special education specialist license. They also offer master degrees in educational psychology, information and learning technologies, special education, curriculum and instruction, and counseling. UC-Denver also offers master degree programs for elementary and secondary education teachers with various areas of concentration such as culturally linguistically diverse English; math; science; math & science; reading and writing; principal and school leadership; and English.

UP – Colorado has various master degree programs for teachers and advanced teachers. The regular master degree programs offer the same major as the bachelor degree programs and the advanced master programs focus on either education/administration and supervision or education/curriculum and instruction.

Students who want a variety in educational master degree programs can find all they need at Regis University, which offers a dozen different programs. Majors include special education, educational leadership, early childhood special education, curriculum, instruction and assessment, reading, elementary education and adult education & training, among others.

Certifications & Specializations

UC – Denver offers various specialist programs that allow teachers to add endorsements to their teaching licenses. They also have certification programs to help teachers maintain certification. Three doctoral degree programs are also available for teachers who want to advance their education to the highest level.

UP-Colorado offers the following certification programs: California Teachers of English Learners, Graduate Principal Licensure and Graduate Special Education as well as several doctoral degree programs. Colorado Mountain College offers four certificate programs in early childhood education with focuses on developmental interventionist, director, group leader or teacher.