The broad K-12 licensure encompasses Art, Music, and Kinesiology. K-12 licensure students must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology or Music, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art.
A minimum of 75 credit hours of general education and content area coursework must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.80 before a candidate can apply for admission to the Center for Teacher Education K-12 licensure program. Before a student may register for any upper level education courses, s/he must have been formally accepted into the Center for Teacher Education through a thorough application process. K-12 education students must complete ENGL 111 and 112, PSYC 233, SPCH 102, and EDUC 211 with a grade of "B" or better and MATH 110 with a grade of "C" or better prior to commencing the upper level education sequence of classes. General Education and Liberal Arts Core courses may be taken concurrently with education courses until the final internship semester. All coursework must be completed prior to internship. Student teaching placements include both secondary and elementary assignments.
Students should meet with a Center for Teacher Education advisor as soon as possible in order to obtain information specific to the K-12 education licensure program.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree leads to licensure for K-12 Art Education in the state of Colorado. The visual art emphasis presently includes course work in theory, art history, and studio art. The range of disciplines and media are the same as called for by the state. Methodology courses in elementary and secondary art education are required. The successful Art Education degree candidate will be prepared to teach all levels of art in a school environment.
The Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Kinesiology provides students the knowledge and skills to teach elementary, middle/junior high school, and high school physical education. This degree leads to K-12 licensure in Colorado.
The Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Music Education provides students with the knowledge, skills, and musicianship to become a successful music educator. Studies in music theory, history, literature, ensemble performance, and applied study give the student a strong foundation on which to build a successful teaching career. Classes in conducting, instrumental, choral, and elementary techniques as well as music education philosophy develop the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career as a K-12 music educator. These skills and knowledge are applied during field experiences as well as during the student teaching internship.