Courses and Requirements
If you wish to become an elementary teacher (K-6), you will major in Interdisciplinary Studies Elementary Teaching (ISET). This program consists of three parts: Liberal Arts Core, Interdisciplinary Studies Elementary Teaching major with an Area of Concentration, and the Professional Teacher Education Program.
- 39 credits of Interdisciplinary Studies Elementary Teaching (ISET) major coursework in mathematics, language arts, history and social sciences, science and the arts that develop in-depth understanding of the content and methods in the disciplines, including 15 credits of an Area of Concentration (AC).
- 45 credits of Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) coursework in educational foundations, psychology, exceptional students, tutoring, technology, methods, teaching English as a second language, and student teaching.
Most graduates with an Interdisciplinary Studies Elementary Teaching degree become elementary teachers. This degree provides them with the broad base of knowledge and critical thinking skills that elementary teaching requires. With Colorado licensure, students will receive reciprocity for licensure from most other states. Students who choose not to teach are highly employable with skills in the areas of verbal and written communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership, preparing them for a broad range of careers.