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Dual Undergraduate-Graduate Degree in Teacher Education Program

If you are a current DU undergraduate student, you can get your undergraduate degree, master’s degree, and teaching licensure in five years. Our Dual Undergraduate-Graduate Degree in Teacher Education Program (TEP Dual) prepares you to work in K–12 schools.

You begin the program pursuing an undergraduate degree in an area of your choosing. Your senior year, you will take nine hours of graduate coursework (toward a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction). These nine hours double-count as undergraduate electives and graduate-level course work.

You will work with an academic advisor in the TEP program who will help guide you toward appropriate graduate courses in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE). In terms of scheduling your courses:

  • The nine hours of MCE coursework can be spread across the fall, winter, or spring quarter. They can also be stacked into one or two quarters.
  • Licensure coursework begins the summer (early August) after completing your undergraduate degree. It continues through the fall, winter, and spring quarters of your fifth year. Licensure areas include:
    • Elementary Education (K–6)
    • Secondary Science (6–12)
    • Secondary Math (6–12)
    • Secondary Social Studies (6–12)
    • Secondary English (6–12)
    • Art (K–12)

Both your undergraduate and master’s degree must be earned within five years.

Admissions

You should initiate the graduate admissions process in the winter of your junior year. Below is a timeline of the process you should follow.

  • Sophomore Year – Meet with an admissions counselor. To schedule an appointment, email mce@du.edu or call 303-871-2509.
  • Winter of Junior Year – Apply and be accepted to Teacher Education Program (TEP).
  • Senior Year – Take nine hours of coursework either evenly split (three credits each quarter) or unevenly distributed across the three quarters.These courses count as elective hours for your undergraduate degree and master’s hours for your graduate degree.
  • Post BA – Take the remaining 43 credits and complete your student teaching hours from August–June of your fifth year.

Expect a rigorous admissions process, including a full review of your materials and an on-campus interview day, typically in the spring.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information at james.banman@du.edu. If you’re a Boettcher or Daniels Fund student, you will continue to receive your undergraduate award level in your fifth year. These awards will be funded through MCE.

Learn More about OUr Dual Degree

Contacts

Department Chair
Dr. Cynthia Hazel
303-871-2961, KRH 256
chazel@du.edu

Academic Services Associate
Stephen Heymann
303-871-7013, KRH 251
Stephen.Heymann@du.edu

Admissions Contact
303-871-2509, KRH 110
mce@du.edu
Office Hours: By appointment only

Additional Information

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