Undergraduate 2017-2018

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Initial licensure programs are either attached to an undergraduate major, or are stand-alone post-baccalaureate graduate programs. See UNC Graduate Catalog for Graduate Initial Licensure programs . They are approved by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. These programs include one initial endorsement. Individuals currently pursuing an undergraduate licensure program, and would like to obtain an added endorsement at the same time, should refer to Programs Licensure Teacher Endorsement Added Undergraduate. Individuals who already have an initial license but are wishing to add another endorsement should refer to the Graduate Added Endorsement programs.

A teacher license gives the right to teach in Colorado public schools, and an endorsement is the right to teach in a specific area (for example, in Elementary classroom, or History in secondary classroom). The initial licensure programs are called PTEP, Professional Teacher Education Programs. Most of teacher licensure programs are administered by the School of Teacher Education, www.unco.edu/teach, unless otherwise noted. UNC Licensure officer Vicky Stromberger is located at McKee 216; vicky.stromberger@unco.edu.