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Educator Preparation Program

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Alternative Licensure Program

In the first year the ALP candidate is both a full time teacher and a student. During the second year, the ALP candidate works with an MSU Denver instructional coach to complete the requirements for the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).  At the end of the second year, candidates who have successfully completed all MSU Denver requirements and school/district expectations will receive an initial Colorado Teaching license, provided they have met the State requirements for licensure.

MSU Denver course curriculum content covers strands important to the development of an effective teacher. They include:
• Classroom discipline and management
• Short and long range planning 
• Unit and lesson plans, implementation 
• Comprehensive assessment 
• Educational theory 
• Differentiated instruction
• Current issues in education
• Literacy

Pathway Type:

Alternative Teacher Licensure

Course Format:

In Person


13-24 months

Region(s) Served:


Contact Information:

Alternative Licensing Programs

Campus Box 21, PO Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217

Contact: Stephanie Cavallaro, Director Alternative Licensure Programs, 303-615-0013 (office)


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: Metropolitan State University of Denver

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources (7-12)
  • Business/Marketing (7-12)
  • 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)
  • Music (K-12)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Science (7-12)
  • Social Studies (7-12)
  • Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21)
  • 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: 65152