K-12 Postbaccalaureate Licensure Program

K-12 Postbaccalaureate programs are available in Art, Music, and Physical Education.

The Priority Application Deadline for this program is December 1. Please feel free to apply now.

Email jon.shaw@unco.edu for information.

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Information for Admitted Candidates

2014-2015 PB Orientation/Program Handbook for Secondary and K-12 Students in Word or PDF

2014 Student Teaching Handbook HERE

Catalog Description

Information for Prospective Candidates

Please see a video of an information meeting HERE.

Information Meetings:

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. McKee Hall Room 216 MAP/DIRECTIONS

 

Admission Deadlines

  • Summer admission: December 1 of the prior year is the priority application deadline. If there are open spots in the summer cohort applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis.
  • Fall admission: August 15
  • 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.

 

Required PTEP Core Credits 21 credit hours

PTEP Schedule:

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
    • *Any Content Courses necessary-see Content Advisor

Fall I

    • EDFE 130, a Checkpoint course, to be able  to student teach in Spring
    • *Any Content Courses necessary-see Content Advisor

Spring I

    • EDFE 555 Supervised Student Teaching (last course in the program-must have completed ALL content, methods, and PTEP courses)
    • *Any Content Courses necessary-see Content Advisor

One of the following Content Area Program of Studies (PE, Music, or Art)


 

Physical Education (Sport and Exercise Science) 49 credit hours

Content Courses

Outdoor Activity (select one)

  • SES 125 Hiking (1)
  • SES 127 Cross Country Skiing (1)
  • SES 128 Cycling (1)
  • SES 130 Kayaking (1)
  • SES 131 Orienteering (1)
  • SES 135 Rock Climbing (1)
  • SES 234 Mountain Biking (2)
  • SES 235 Backcountry Skiing (2)
  • SES 236 Technical Rock Climbing (2)
  • SES 237 Paddle Sports (2)
  • SES 238 Winter Wilderness Living (2)

Target Sport (select one)

  • SES 111 Bowling (1)
  • SES 113 Fly Fishing (1)
  • SES 114 Golf (1)

Swimming (select one)

    • SES 116 Water Safety Instructor (2)
    • SES 118 Swimming (1)
    • SES 120 Lifeguard Training (2)
    • SES 133 Scuba Diving (1)
    • SES 152 Swimming Conditioning (1)
  • SES 134 Self Defense (1)
  • SES 200 Weight Training (1)
  • SES 201 Track and Field (1)
  • SES 209 Dance (1)
  • SES 240 Games I (3)
  • SES 243 Outdoor and Adventure Programming (3)

PTEP Courses

  • SES 266 Introduction to Physical Education (3)
  • SES 323 Motor Learning and Development (3)
  • SES 338 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)
  • SES 342 Teaching Health Related Fitness (3)
  • SES 440/440L Devel Pedagogical Skills in Elem PE (3/1)
  • SES 442/442L Devel Pedagogical Skills in Secondary PE (3/1)
  • EDFE 170 Field Experience (1)
  • SES 612 Assessment in Sport Pedagogy (3)
  • SES 614 Analysis of Teaching in PE (3)
  • SES 641 Instructional Strategies for Elem PE (3)
  • SES 642 Instructional Strategies for Secondary PE (3)
  • SES 688 Legal Aspects of Sport (3)

Music

Instrumental Track

Foundational Courses

  • MUS 100 each semester (0)
  • MUS 113/114 Music Theory (4)
  • MUS 115/116 “ “ (4)
  • MUS 213/214 “ “ (3)
  • MUS 215/216 “ “ (3)
  • MUS 243 Music History I (3)
  • MUS 244 Music History 2 (3)
  • MUS 143 Music Styles/Contexts (3)

PTEP Preparation Courses:

  • MUS 319 Inst. Tech. & Conducting (1)
  • MUS 320 Wind Lit. & Conducting (2)
  • MUS 330 String Techniques (1)
  • MUS 360 Voice Class (1)
  • MUS 361 Single Reeds/Flute Class (1)
  • MUS 362 Double Reeds Class (1)
  • MUS 364 Brass & Percussion Class (2)
  • MUS 292 Marching Band (1)
  • MUS 492 Marching Band (1)
  • Individual Performance (14)
  • Major Ensemble (7)
  • Piano Proficiency Examination (0)

Music PTEP Methods Courses

  • MUS 210 Intro to Music Education (1)
  • MUS 310 Teaching Gen Mus. Elem (2)
  • MUS 312 Teaching Inst. Mus. Elem (2)
  • MUS 317 Teaching Inst. Mus. Sec. (2)
  • MUS 325 Choral Methods/ Lit. (1)
  • MUS 331 String Pedagogy/Lit. (2)
  • MUS 356 Marching Band Tech. (1)
  • MUS 414 Cont. Issues in Music Ed (2)
  • MUS 450 Student Teaching Seminar (1)

Vocal/General/Piano Track

Foundational Courses

  • MUS 100 each semester (0)
  • MUS 113/114 Music Theory (4)
  • MUS 115/116 “ “ (4)
  • MUS 213/214 “ “ (3)
  • MUS 215/216 “ “ (3)
  • MUS 243 Music History I (3)
  • MUS 244 Music History 2 (3)
  • MUS 143 Music Styles/Contexts (3)

PTEP Preparation Courses

  • MUS 314 Guitar Class (1)
  • MUS 323 Choral Tech. & Cond. (2)
  • MUS 330 String Techniques (1)
  • MUS 361 Single Reeds/Flute (1)
  • MUS 361 Single Reeds/Flute (1)
  • MUS 367 Brass & Percussion (1)
  • MUS 410 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
  • Individual Performance (14)
  • Major Ensemble (7)
  • Private Piano is recommended
  • Piano Proficiency Examination (0)

Music PTEP Methods Courses

  • MUS 210 Intro to Music Educ (1)
  • MUS 310 Teach Gen Mus. Elem (2)
  • MUS 311 Teach Gen Mus. Sec. (2)
  • MUS 312 Teach Inst. Mus. Elem (2)
  • MUS 324 Choral Cond./Pedagogy (2)
  • MUS 325 Choral Methods/ Lit. (1)
  • MUS 414 Cont. Issues in Music Ed (2)
  • MUS 450 Student Teaching Semar (1)

Art & Design - 66 credit hours

Foundations

  • Art 181 Art History I (4)
  • Art 182 Art History II (4)
  • Art 183 Art I (3)
  • Art 184 Art II (3)
  • Art 234 Drawing I (3)

Required Major Credits

  • Art 231 Painting I (3)
  • Art 261 Sculpture I (3)
  • Art 265 Jewelry (3)
  • Art 271 Basic Photography (3)

Select one from the following:

  • Art 253 Intagilo Printmaking (3)
  • Art 254 Relief Printmaking I (3)
  • Art 356 Monotypes (3)
  • Art 308 Workshop (Printmaking) (3)

Elective Credits

  • Advanced Art History(4)

Select one from the following:

  • Art 211 Ceramic Design (3)
  • Art 212 Wheel Throwing (3)

Select one from the following:

  • Art 221 Fiber Design I (3)
  • Art 223 Weaving (3)

Area of Concentration, total 6 credits

A minimum of six credits (300 level or above) must be completed in one of the following areas of concentration: art history, ceramics, computer graphics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photographic imaging, photographic communications, printmaking, or sculpture.

Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP)

  • Art 248 Art for the Exceptional Child (2)
  • Art 340 Clinical Experience: K 12 Art ) (4)
  • (recommend repeating for a total of 4 credits
  • Art 440 Foundations of Art Education (3)
  • Art 441 Cultural Studies in the K 12 Curriculum (2)
  • Art 442 Curriculum & Instruction in Art: Studio Strategies (3)
  • Art 466 Visual Arts Student Teaching Seminar (1)

Tentative Schedule for PTEP Core (classes through Extended Studies)

Please see the Secondary PB schedule. It is the same for K-12 PB, except two courses the K-12 Postbac students do not need: ET 501 and EDFE 554

Cost of the program

Please see here for the graduate level tuition rate, for all content courses. Please see here for the Professional Teacher Education Program tuition rate.

The Office of Financial Aid is available to answer questions or assist in any way.

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 Mr. John Haefeli.
  • Applicants must have an 3.0 GPA for admission in the last 60 credit hours of course work.
  • 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 apply for their teacher license.  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
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