Accepted applicants who attend at the Colorado Springs Center or Denver Center begin the program each April.
Please note: the first courses in April are considered Spring term courses, which may allow for Spring term federal financial aid. Your Program Coordinators will communicate any Spring-related needs.
Spring/Summer terms (late-April through mid-August): UNC classes – Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday.
Fall term (late-August through mid-December): UNC classes – Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday. Practicum at an area school - Two days per week (many students choose Tuesday and Thursday).
Spring term (mid-January through early-May): Student teaching – Mon-Fri during school hours. UNC classes – one online course. You will be eligible for your teacher licensure at the end of Spring term if meeting all requirements.
Summer term (mid-May through early-August): The remaining two master's degree courses are completed online.
Applications will be accepted until the program starts in April, but we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready so that you ensure admission before all spaces are filled. We will inform you of your admission decision as soon as possible. Please contact the Off-Campus Program Coordinator with any questions.
You will apply to the program and then submit additional materials:
Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the graduate school then sent to the School of Teacher Education for an admission decision. A completed application typically takes four to six weeks to process.
“The quick timeline and the convenience of where it was offered were important to me. Once I researched UNC’s great teacher education history, it was an easy choice.”
– Christian Kozlowski, program graduate