Apr 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Education and Human Development BA with Middle School Mathematics License


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The Education and Human Development major focuses on engaging Colorado’s rapidly diversifying student and family population. It combines cutting-edge research with real classroom experiences. You’ll learn from innovative faculty members who are locally, nationally and internationally recognized for their research in middle school mathematics education. They will provide you with a robust knowledge base and relevant learning experiences in transforming deep content knowledge into learning experiences for youth across multiple cultural contexts as it relates to teaching youth in grades 6 through 8. You’ll engage in powerful classroom experiences and benefit from our rich 20-year history of partnering with schools to prepare teachers. 

The middle school mathematics program ensures that you will develop deep content knowledge important to become a successful mathematics teacher with courses in calculus, abstract math, statistics and more. You will also be prepared with the methods and foundations coursework that will make you a highly effective, innovative and compassionate middle mathematics teacher skilled in improving student performance and reaching the needs of today’s diverse learners in a variety of school settings. You will have the skills to be a teacher leader. CU Denver graduates often go on to acquire positions in educational leadership as their careers progress.

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.

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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.

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum total of 126 semester hours for the EDHD Middle School Mathematics Education Track.
  • 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.
  • Application to the last year of the program, the Professional Year Residency is required. After successfully completing all other Core, major, and elective courses, 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.)
  • A minimum of C- is required for all Math content courses.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0, grade of C or better, is required for all major courses applying to EDHD - Middle School Mathematics Education requirements unless otherwise specified.
  • 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.
  • Transfer courses must be approved by faculty and/or advisor to apply to the major.