2014-2015 Catalog 
    
    Nov 28, 2020  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alternative Licensure Program (ALP)


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The ALP at UCCS is a “designated agency” approved by the Colorado State Board of Education to provide a one-year program for candidates seeking licensure in one of these areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Languages (Spanish).

We work with self-motivated, committed, resourceful candidates who can readily assume teaching roles in public school classrooms. Ideal ALP applicants are paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, career changers, retired military, OR others who have the background and potential for successfully completing this rigorous, fast-paced program. Those seeking licensure only can complete the program with ten courses. Those seeking an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction need to complete only two more courses within three semesters of completing the ALP.

We are a “designated agency” approved by the Colorado State Board of Education to provide a one-year program for candidates seeking licensure in one of these areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World languages (Spanish).

We work with self-motivated, committed, resourceful candidates who can readily assume teaching roles in public school classrooms. Ideal ALP applicants are paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, career changers, retired military, OR others who have the background and potential for successfully completing this rigorous, fast-paced program.

Those seeking licensure only can complete the program with just ten courses (see list below). Those seeking an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction need to complete only two more courses within the next three semesters of completing the ALP.

Faculty

  • Leslie Grant, Ph.D. Department Chair
  • Angela Bell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Greg Button, Ed. D., Instructor
  • Linda Button, Ed. D., Instructor
  • Tim Callahan, M.A., Senior Instructor
  • Beth Cutter, M.A., Senior Instructor
  • Stephanie Dewing, Ph.D., Instructor
  • Barbara Frye, Ph.D., Assistant Professor / Director of the Teacher Education & Licensure Program (TELP)
  • Sara Kaka, M.A., Instructor
  • Mark Malone, Ph.D., Professor
  • Pat McGuire, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Barbara Swaby, Ph.D., Professor
  • Laura Tuthill, Ph.D., Senior Instructor
  • Monica Yoo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
     

Applications and Admissions Requirements:

Please visit our website for admissions information.

Course Requirements - 33 Credit Hours


Core Courses


May be taken during any semester; students must complete them by the end of their “ALP year.”

Summer Courses


Students may take these courses prior to securing a full-time teaching position.

Spring Courses


Students may NOT take these courses until they have a full-time teaching position.

Licensure Plus MA in Curriculum and Instruction


Licensure plus MA in Curriculum and Instruction requires an additional 6 credits for a total of 39 credit hours. The MA in Curriculum and Instruction includes the coursework for ALP (listed above) and the following additional courses, taken within three semesters of completing ALP. 

Please note: It is the students’ responsibility to make sure that all program requirements and licensure procedures are completed appropriately. All participants in the ALP must maintain a 3.0 GPA and receive no grade lower than a B- in any class. Because the program requires immediate participation on the job in a school, there are no opportunities for Incompletes in the methods OR resident teaching classes.

 

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