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Educator Preparation Program

Colorado Christian University

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction - Emphasis in Alternative Licensing Only

Colorado Christian University is authorized by the Colorado Department of Education to offer an Alternative Teacher Licensing Program. This is a one academic year (two semester) program designed for non-licensed teachers who are teaching in a Colorado public or private school. Candidates in the program receive supervised coaching in the classroom. The combination of classroom teaching and graduate coursework may lead to an institutional recommendation from the University for an initial teaching license, the standard entry-level license in Colorado.
The Colorado Department of Education requires that students pursuing teaching licensure in Colorado earn a degree from a regionally accredited college or university and complete an approved educator preparation program. Students who successfully complete the 15 Alternative Licensing Emphasis Credits listed below may be eligible to receive a recommendation to the Colorado Department of Education for initial teacher licensure but will not receive a full master’s degree. Those students who wish to obtain a master’s degree may complete the 18 credits in the Curriculum Core as well as one additional graduate-level education (EDU) or culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) class to complete their degree.

Pathway Type:

Alternative Teacher Licensure

Course Format:

In Person, Online


9-12 months

Region(s) Served:

Metro, Statewide, West Central

Contact Information:

8787 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226

Contact: Bushrod White, Voice: 303-963-3120,

Contact: Wendy Wendover, Voice: 303-963-3324,, Fax: 303-301-3120


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: Colorado Christian University

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources (7-12)
  • Business/Marketing (7-12)
  • Computer Science (K-12)
  • Dance (K-12)
  • Drama Theater Arts (K-12)
  • Early Childhood Education (ages 0-8)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • English Language Arts (7-12)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (7-12)
  • Health (K-12)
  • Mathematics (7-12)
  • Middle School Mathematics (6-8)
  • Music (K-12)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Science (7-12)
  • Social Studies (7-12)
  • Technology Education (7-12)
  • Visual Arts (K-12)
  • World Languages (K-12)

To request a change to this program pathway, copy the following pathway reference id and submit a change request form.

Pathway Reference ID: 65024