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Educator Preparation Program

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Master's of Arts in Teaching with BES endorsement

This pathway is ideal for students who have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and wish to earn a master's degree in teaching and teacher licensure in Elementary Education or Special Education through part- or full-time studies, while at the same time earning an additional endorsement in Spanish/English Bilingual Education Specialist (BES). Upon successfully completing your graduate degree and licensure program, you will earn a master of arts degree and recommendation to the Colorado Department of Education for licensure and the BES endorsement. 

Our graduate degree with licensure programs focus on career readiness and real-world experiences. Throughout your time with us, you will  learn in small classes taught by experienced faculty and spend myriad hours observing and teaching in classrooms so that the theories you learn during  course work can be directly applied to a classroom of students. During the last year of your program, you’ll participate in a capstone student teaching experience, working alongside an experienced and dedicated mentor teacher, and receive continual and detailed feedback designed to prepare you for your teaching career. The Bilingual Education Specialist (BES) Endorsement is an additional credential that all licensed educators in the state of Colorado can add to their teaching license. This endorsement is intended for those pre-service and in-service teachers who want to work in bilingual Spanish classrooms. The BES Endorsement provides educators the pedagogy, skills and knowledge to support second language learners in both their primary language - Spanish and also English language development.

Pathway Type:

Initial Licensure: Masters

Course Format:

In Person, Online


13-24 months

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Contact Information:



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: Metropolitan State University of Denver

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Elementary Education (K-6) with CLDB Endorsement
  • Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21) with CLDB Endorsement

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

Pathway Reference ID: 65158