Teacher Education Program Dual Undergraduate-Graduate Degree

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). Dual-degree students in the TEP program will select a cognate consisting of 9 credits of graduate course work to be completed in their undergraduate senior year. Please see the complete dual-degree guidelines and policy posted here.

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.
  • 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)

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