Dec 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education Licensure - CLAS Major Pathway

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The following secondary undergraduate teacher education pathway at CU Denver are a joint effort between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD). Through thesis pathways, students earn a bachelor’s degree through CLAS and complete the requirements for teacher licensure through the SEHD.

The table below lists the CLAS bachelor’s degrees and associated licensure areas available to CU Denver undergraduate students pursuing secondary education licensure


     CLAS Bachelor’s Degree

     Colorado Teaching License

     BA in English, Literature Option

     English Language Arts (grades 7-12)

     BA in History

     Social Studies (grades 7-12)

     BA in Political Science

     Social Studies (grades 7-12)

     BA in Spanish

     World Languages - Spanish (grades K-12)

     BA in French

     World Languages - French (grades K-12)

     BA in Individually Structured Major, General       Science Option

     Science (grades 7-12)

     BA in Geography, Environmental Science           Education Option

     Science (grades 7-12)

     BS in Biology

     Science (grades 7-12)

     BS in Mathematics

     Mathematics (grades 7-12)


Please note: Admission into the final year of the SEHD teacher education program, called the Professional Year, is a separate process from admission to the university or admission to CLAS.  See the SEHD website for application deadlines.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program with a variety of delivery options for many of our courses including hybrid, evening, weekend, and online courses.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

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Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete all requirements for their CLAS major.
  2. Students must pass the appropriate Praxis Exam prior to beginning their final semester of their Professional Year.  It is recommended students complete the exam in the year prior to their Professional Year.
  3. Application to the last year of the program, the Professional Year Residency is required. After successfully completing all other Core, CLAS, major, and elective requirements, all students must apply for admission into the Professional Year. Requirements for admission include a 3.0 GPA, positive letters of recommendation, successful evaluations of earlier clinical experiences, and a successful interview. (Students with a lower GPA may be considered under certain conditions. Please see SEHD website.)
  4. Students must complete and maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average in Professional Year coursework to complete licensure requirements. Please see an advisor for more information on this requirement.
  5. A minimum grade of B- is required for all education licensure courses.
  6. Transfer courses must be approved by faculty and/or advisor to apply to the education licensure courses. 

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