Secondary Postbaccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program

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Information for prospective students:

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Information Meetings from 7-8PM (no rsvp necessary):

Loveland-Thursday, August 14 at the UNC Centerra Campus. MAP/DIRECTIONS

Denver-Thursday, August 21 at the UNC Lowry Campus. MAP/DIRECTIONS

Greeley-Thursday, September 4 at the UNC Greeley Campus. MAP/DIRECTIONS

 

Program Information

This program is for individuals seeking first time teacher licensure, who already have completed a baccalaureate degree in one of the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, French, Geography, German, History, Mathematics, Physics, Social Science, Spanish, Theatre Arts, or related fields. Students will have their transcripts evaluated for major content; additional content classes may be required.  The program is comprised of Content Courses (the subject you will teach) and PTEP (Professional Teacher Education Program) Courses. This program may lead a Master's Degree in Curriculum Studies (apply the 12 credits of Summer Session to the 30 credit program, leaving you with 18 credits) or a Master's Degree in Content Fields.

Admission Deadlines

  • Summer admission: Priority Application Deadline is December 1, 2014. If spots are still available after December 1, they will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Fall admission: Priority Application Deadline is December 1, 2014. If spots are still available after December 1, they will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Spring admission: November 15

Admissions

  • Each of the subject areas makes its own admission decision. Please contact the appropriate advisor to discuss admission. Different program areas may have various content courses GPA admission requirements. In addition to your content advisor (above) your Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) advisor is Dr. Christine Moroye.
  • Applicants must have an 3.0 GPA for admission in the last 60 credit hours of course work or will take the GRE and score a minimum of 1000 (old ) 297 (new) on the Verbal and Quantitatve sections (combined). Test scores must meet the minimum requirements of: Verbal 146; Quantitative 140; Writing 3.5.
  • Different areas may have various content courses GPA requirements.
  • Students must prove that they are proficient in English by having an English Composition or Writing Proficiency in their transcripts or by the time they student teach.  If a student would like to take the CLEP test (Writing Proficiency with English Essay) they may contact Career Services at 970-351-2127.
  • See application instructions
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Tuition for any Content Courses are at the Graduate Level Rates (In State) or (Out of State).
  • Please see Extended Studies Tuition Rates HERE. Note the Education rates, please. These rates apply to all PTEP courses.

Coursework

Required Credits - 27 hours (Extended Studies tuition rates)

  • EDFE 125 Application to PTEP, Postbac (0)
  • EDFE 130 Application to Student Teaching (0)
  • EDF 500 Conceptions of Schooling (3)
  • EDSE 509 Strategic Studies for Students with Exceptionalities (3)
  • PSY 500 Educational Psychology for Teachers (3)
  • EDRD 523 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3)
  • ET 501 Introduction to Applications of Educational Technology (3)
  • EDFE 554 Secondary Practicum (3)
  • EDFE 555 Supervised Student Teaching (9)
  • ENG 123 English Composition (prior coursework or CLEP)

One (or more) of the following Content methods courses (On-campus tuition), see content advisor. Methods courses for Math, English, and Theater are scheduled the Spring prior to the PTEP core and require an earlier admission. See Methods Course Table Here.

  • EED 341/541 Methods and Materials for Teaching Language and Composition in the Secondary School (3)  Spring TR only AND
    • EED 402/502 Methods and Materials for Teaching Literature in the Secondary Schools (3) Fall TR only
    PLEASE NOTE: 341/541 must be taken prior to the summer PTEP core.   
  • FL 341 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School (3)
  • SOSC 341 Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3), AND one of the following:
    • GEOG 410 Teaching Geography in Secondary Curriculum (1)
    • HIST 400 Teaching History in the Secondary Curriculum (1)
  • MED 441 Methods of Teaching Mathematics (3) AND MED 341 Tools and Technology of Secondary Mathematics (2)
  • SCED 441 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science (3)
  • THEA 385 Methods of Teaching Drama (3)

Sequence of Courses

This program is highly individualized to meet the students’ needs and focuses on two aspects.  One is your specific content (i.e. English) and the other is the Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP)

Content-

Your transcripts will be reviewed for you to obtain your Course Evaluation Form (what you will need to take to be proficient in your content).  Your transcripts will be reviewed during your formal application process; however, you may request a transcript review prior to your application by submitting your complete (may be unofficial) transcripts to Jon Shaw.

Professional Teacher Education (PTEP)-

The PTEP sequence must be completed as follows:

*Your Content MUST be completed prior to beginning your field experiences which starts in the Fall.*

    1. Take the Educator’s Summer Session (this is comprised of 12 credits and a checkpoint course called EDFE 125).  Upon completion of this you may move to number two.
    2. Take the Fall course load: EDFE 544 (Practicum), Methods Courses, ET 501, and EDFE 130.
    3. Take the Spring course load: EDFE 555 Student Teaching (9 credits) and any remaining Methods Courses (if necessary-ask content advisor).
    4. You will then be able to apply for your teacher license.
    5. If you are on the MAT: Curriculum Studies track you may begin taking courses at this time. Please email Dr. Frederick Bartelheim to begin advising.

    Schedule of classes

    Summer I ONLINE

      • EDSE 509 Strategies for the Exceptional Learner Session 1
      • EDF 500 Conceptions of Schooling  Session 1
      • PSY 500 Educational Psychology for Teachers Session 2
      • EDRD 523 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas Session 2
      • EDFE 125, a Checkpoint course, arranged
        • If you are going to Take EDFE 554, Secondary Practicum in the Fall of 2013, you must submit a request for placement by March 15.

    Fall I (all content courses must be complete to proceed with fall courses)

      • EDFE 554 Secondary Practicum (Note, 160 field hours are required beyond this schedule. Candidates spend two days a week in schools. We request you do Practicum within a 50 mile radius of Greeley, for supervision purposes. There will be a practicum seminar component that will be held in Greeley Thursdays from 5-8pm throughout the fall semester.
      • ET 501 Introduction to Applications of Educational Technology online.
      • Methods courses as needed (see your content advisor). There will be a Methods seminar component that will be held in Greeley, usually one evening a week.
      • EDFE 130, a Checkpoint course, to be able  to student teach in Spring

    Spring I

      • EDFE 555 Supervised Student Teaching (last course in the program-must have completed ALL content, methods, and PTEP courses)

       

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