When does the program start? Can I begin anytime?
- Most programs begin each year in Fall Quarter which is typically the first or second week of September. Some programs, such as the Teacher Preparation Programs and the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Programs, begin in the Summer Quarter (early July). On rare occasions, students can begin their studies in a different quarter, however, this is arranged on a case-by-case basis only. Students should contact the Morgridge Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore this option.
What does full-time enrollment mean?
- Full-time enrollment status in a graduate program is achieved by taking a minimum of 8 credit hours per quarter. However, specific funding may require a student to complete 9 credit hours per quarter.
Are classes offered online?
- The majority of our classes are offered on campus, however, there are a few courses that are offered either in a blended format (online with some on-campus meeting times) or online. Blackboard is an online tool used by most faculty at DU to provide access to selected course materials, no matter the setting of the class meetings.
How many students are in a typical class?
- Our average class size is generally between 20 and 25 students, but many classes will have 8 to 10 students.
Why should you choose Morgridge?
- At Morgridge, our InContext learning approach means we focus on bringing classroom knowledge and real world experiences together. As part of this commitment, we developed our Curriculum and Instruction programs with flexibility and variety in mind though small classes and a personalized, hands-on approach so you can focus on specific areas of study that fit with your interests and career goals.
- Because practice is an important part of learning, our program provides you with InContext experiences so you can apply what you are learning to real-world settings and issues:
Developing new interactive educational tools and implement educational programming for local organizations such as the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Zoo
Providing instructional coaching for math teachers at online schools
Partnering in research projects with the Ricks Center for Gifted Children and the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education (IDGE)
Gain hands-on experience in implementing intervention plans for infants, toddlers and pre-school students who have special needs or developmental delays through The Donne and Sue Fisher Early Learning Center, a unique inclusive early learning center serving the Denver community located in Morgridge College of Education.
Participate in research projects related to very young children with special needs
Begin your field experience from day one at several local public and private partnership schools and agencies