2015-2016 Catalog 
    
    Nov 13, 2019  
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education & Licensure Program (TELP)


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The Teacher Education & Licensure Program (TELP) includes a one-year intensive, full-time program that leads to recommendation for licensure from the State of Colorado. Undergraduate students seeking a baccalaureate degree select a major from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and fulfill the requirements for both the BA and licensure. Candidates who have already earned a baccalaureate degree will apply for the Licensure Only option with the opportunity to apply nine credits toward the MA in Curriculum & Instruction. The undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs have their own admission processes beyond the admission requirements of the University. The admission processes, deadlines, fees, and other criteria are described on their respective websites.

TELP leads to an initial license in the State of Colorado. Both the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students have the option to take three of the four core classes at the graduate level and apply them to an MA in Curriculum & Instruction within a five-year period. Undergraduates, however, cannot use those credits toward both their BA degree and their MA degree.

There are two separate strands of licensure for both undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students: elementary and secondary. The course requirements for the two strands differ and are listed under Courses on our website.

Central Features of TELP

  • Integration of education courses with professional field experiences
  • Over 1000 hours of supervised and mentored field experiences
  • Focus on embracing diversity and social justice throughout coursework and experiences
  • Preparation of teacher candidates with evidence-based pedagogy and best practices through carefully designed methods courses
  • Cohort model situated in partner schools with support from clinical teachers (mentor teachers), site coordinators (building liaisons), and site professors (university supervisors)
  • Set sequence of courses from May to May, commonly known as the Professional Year 

Faculty

  • Leslie Grant, Ph.D. Department Chair
  • Katie Anderson-Pence, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Greg Button, Ed. D., Instructor
  • Linda Button, Ed. D., Instructor
  • Tim Callahan, M.A., Senior Instructor
  • Grant Clayton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Beth Cutter, M.A., Senior Instructor
  • Barbara Frye, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Mary Hanson, M.A., Instructor
  • Sarah Kaka, M.A., Instructor / Director of Teacher Education
  • Mark Malone, Ph.D., Professor
  • Pat McGuire, Ph.D., Assistant Professor / Co-Director UCCSTeach Program
  • Monica Yoo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Program Requirements


Licensure requires 42 hours in addition to an undergraduate major.

Undergraduate students seeking a bachelor’s degree select an approved major and fulfill the requirements for both the bachelor’s degree and licensure. 

UCCSTeach Option: Students interested in pursuing secondary Math or Science participate in UCCSTeach, enabling them to complete a degree that meets the requirements of both their Math or Science major and licensure requirements of Colorado. 

Application and Admissions Requirements

Please visit our website for admissions information. 

Undergraduate Content Requirements

In the State of Colorado, at the undergraduate level, one must earn a content major along with fulfilling licensure requirements. UCCS students may choose one of the following:

Elementary Secondary
Biology *Biology
English (pre-licensure) *Chemistry
Geography English (pre-licensure)
History History
Spanish *Math
  Spanish (K-12 certification)

*Note: Secondary Science and Math majors meet licensure requirements through the UCCSTeach Program.

Other Requirements

Complete all core classes with a B- or better

  • Complete CURR 4800/5800: Schools, Society, & Diversity (required and recommend taking first)
  • Complete TED 3010: Early Diverse School Experience (required and recommend taking first)
  • Complete TED 4520/5520: Educational Psychology (required)
  • Complete SPED 3001/5001: Introduction to Special Education (required)
  • Complete TED 4800/5800: ESL for Educators
       (Note: this course not required for undergrads, but highly recommended)
  • Complete MATH 3010 and MATH 3020 with a B- or better (required for elementary only)

Elementary Strand - 43-46 Credit Hours


Recommended Sequence

    Core Classes (12-16 credit hours)

* Each credit hour of TED 3010 earned requires 30 hours of school experience. Three credit hours of this course are required. In the event that an applicant has extensive experience teaching and working in a school setting, he or she may petition the Director of TELP or Curriculum & Instruction Department Chair to waive 30 hours of volunteer time, a maximum of one credit of TED 3010. Two credits of TED 3010 will be granted by successful completion of the Teacher Cadet Program. >> Policy Statement and Waiver Form.

    Summer (6 credit hours)

    Fall (13 credit hours)

    Spring (12 credit hours)

Secondary Strand - 42 to 45 Credit Hours


Recommended Sequence

    Core (12 - 15 credit hours)

* Each credit hour of TED 3010 earned requires 30 hours of  school experience. Three credit hours of this course are required. In the event that an applicant has extensive experience teaching and working in a school setting, he or she may petition (Director of TELP or C&I Department Chair) to waive 30 hours of volunteer time, a maximum of one credit of TED 3010. Two credits of TED 3010 will be granted by successful completion of the Teacher Cadet Program. >>Policy Statement and Waiver Form

    Summer (6 credit hours)

    Fall (12 credit hours)


One of the following:

    Spring (12 credit hours)

Post Baccalaureate Requirements


Candidates who already have a bachelor’s degree will apply for the licensure-only option. Licensure requires 45 credit hours with the option of applying 9 of those hours toward a general Master of Arts in Curriculum.

UCCSTeach Option: Candidates interested in secondary Math or Science join UCCSTeach to complete their licensure requirements for Colorado. See last section of this page.

Applications and Admissions Requirements

Please visit our website for admissions information. 

Post Baccalaureate Content Requirements

     Elementary

  • Complete 3 credits U.S. History, 3 credits U.S. Government, 3 credits Economics (macro or micro), and 3 credits of World Regional or Human Geography
  • Receive a B- or better in MATH 3010 and MATH 3020

     Secondary

  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Math or Science (UCCSTeach)

Post Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Complete all core classes with a B- or better.

  • Complete CURR 4800/5800: Schools, Society, & Diversity (required and recommend taking first)
  • Complete TED 3010: Early Diverse School Experience (required and recommend taking first)
  • Complete TED 4520/5520: Educational Psychology (required)
  • Complete SPED 3001/5001:Introduction to Special Education (required)
  • Complete TED 4800/5800: ESL for Educators (required)
  • Complete MATH 3010 and MATH 3020 with a B- or better (required for elementary only)

>> TED 3010 Policy Statement & Petition to Waiver

Primary Strand - 43 to 46 Credit Hours


Recommended Sequence

     Core Courses, 13 - 15 credit hours

* Each credit hour of TED 3010 earned requires 30 hours of  school experience. Three credit hours of this course are required. In the event that an applicant has extensive experience teaching and working in a school setting, he or she may petition (Director of TELP or C&I Department Chair) to waive 30 hours of volunteer time, a maximum of one credit of TED 3010. Two credits of TED 3010 will be granted by successful completion of the Teacher Cadet Program. >> Policy Statement and Waiver Form.

    Summer (6 credit hours)

    Fall (13 credit hours)

    Spring (12 credit hours)

 

Secondary Strand - 42-46 Credit Hours


Recommended Sequence

    Core (12-15 credit hours)

* Each credit hour of TED 3010 earned requires 30 hours of  school experience. Three credit hours of this course are required. In the event that an applicant has extensive experience teaching and working in a school setting, he or she may petition (Director of TELP or C&I Department Chair) to waive 30 hours of volunteer time, a maximum of one credit of TED 3010. Two credits of TED 3010 will be granted by successful completion of the Teacher Cadet Program. >>Policy Statement and Waiver Form

    Summer (6 credit hours)

    Fall (12 credit hours)

One of the following:

    Spring (12 credit hours)

 

 

 

UCCSTeach - Secondary Teacher Licensure Program for Math/Science Majors


 

UCCSTeach is a collaborative program shared by the College of Education and the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. UCCSTeach offers undergraduate university students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, biology, chemistry, or physics, and a secondary teaching license in four years. Completion of the UCCSTeach program leads to recommendation for teacher licensure from the State of Colorado. UCCSTeach classes start early in your academic career visit the UCCSTeach website or contact the program office at 719-255-3446 for more information.

The Program

  • Allows students to see what teaching is really like - early in the program
  • Places students and a partner in a classroom
  • Offers a beginning one-credit-hour class with classroom teaching experiences
  • Offers hands-on guidance from experienced Master Teachers and faculty
  • Allows post-baccalaureate students with an undergraduate math, science or STEM-related degree to seek teacher licensure for secondary math and science

Click here for information on UCCSTeach and the various degree plans.

Faculty

  • Tom Christensen, PhD, Co-Director and Professor
  • Pat McGuire, PhD, Co-Director and Assistant Professor
  • Robert Gagnon, Senior Instructor/Master Teacher
  • April Lanotte, Senior Instructor/Master Teacher
  • Curtis Turner, Senior Instructor/Master Teacher
  • Vickie Newkirk, Program Coordinator

Application and Admissions Process

Visit our website for requirements.

Course Requirements - 32 Credit Hours


UCCSTeach currently offers 11 courses. Click on the name of a course for more information.

* Field hours required for these courses. 

>> Fall start course outline (.pdf)

>> Spring start course outline (.pdf) 

 

 

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