The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) offers several programs that are specifically tailored for K-12 teachers as well as for teachers who are working to meet HLC requirements for teaching dual/concurrent enrollment programs.
Rocky Mountain Math Teachers' Circle
The Rocky Mountain Math Teachers' Circle, housed in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, aims to help middle and elementary school teachers to experience mathematical problem solving as learners, in order to develop their facility using the Standards of Mathematical Practice from the Common Core. RMMTC provides collaborative workshops that guide teachers to initiate more student-centered, inquiry-based pedagogy in their classrooms.
The Denver Writing Project
The Denver Writing Project, housed in the English Department, provides professional writing development for K-12 teachers, serving teachers from all disciplines and grade levels in the Denver area and throughout much of Colorado. The DWP also hosts intensive writing institutes on and off campus for teachers. Participants in summer institutes are exposed to some of the metro area’s best writing faculty. Events around the Denver area throughout the year bring the importance and impact of writing to the wider community.
Graduate Courses and Certificates
Recently the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) issued a policy clarification stating that high school teachers of dual-credit courses, along with instructional college faculty members, are required to have a master’s degree in the specialty they’re teaching, or a master's degree plus at least 18 graduate-level credit hours within that specialty.
Teachers who are interested in taking graduate-level courses should first apply to the university as a non-degree seeking graduate student. For more information on how to apply as a non-degree seeking student, click on the Application and Enrollment Options menu.
The below programs and courses are available for teachers to obtain content-area graduate credits. Note that only online, evening, and weekend graduate courses are listed as options.