Online & Off-Campus Teacher Licensure Programs for College Graduates

If you have your bachelor’s degree and are ready to make a difference, now is the time to change your career. (If you do not have your bachelor's degree, see the bachelor's degree teacher licensure options below.)

UNC is the premier teacher preparation university in Colorado. With teaching coursework and licensure from UNC, you'll be a highly valued teacher candidate. Inspire the next generation!

Teach in a Year

Become a licensed elementary or secondary teacher in as little as one year.

Elementary Education (Master's with Licensure) – Offered in Denver and Loveland; all locations include some online coursework.

Secondary Education (Master's with Licensure) – Offered in Denver and Greeley, each with some online courses

Teach Special Education

Our Special Education Generalist program includes teacher licensure with one additional course.

Special Education: Generalist (Master's or Endorsement) – Online program

Special Education: Early Childhood (Master's or Endorsement) – Offered Online and in Colorado

Teach a Language

Program designed for those who hold a bachelor's degree and are fluent in a language other than English.

American Sign Language (ASL) Teaching (Master's with Optional Teaching Licensure) – Offered Online + Summer Greeley visits

World Languages / Multilingual Education (Master's with Licensure) – Online program

Other Graduate Program Options for Teacher Licensure

The other programs on this page specifically lead to initial teacher licensure eligibility. However teacher licensure preparation can also be added to the following programs with some additional coursework. If you have a background or interest in these fields, and want to teach in K-12 classrooms, speak with the program about licensure options.

UNC Also Offers Bachelor's Degree Teacher Licensure Programs

The UNC Center for Urban Education offers full bachelor's degree / teaching licensure programs in Denver, with a focus on apprenticeships throughout the Denver metro area.

Or view the full selection of traditional on-campus UNC undergraduate programs in Education.