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Adventure Education

Adventure Education

Learn to lead outside the lines.

As an Adventure Education major, you’ll not only develop your wilderness skills, such as rock climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, and canyoneering, but you’ll learn how to teach others these skills. What’s more, you’ll learn about managing group dynamics, leadership, risk management, and more.

Art K-12 Education Major

Art K-12 Education Major

Inspire the future.

Get the education you need for teacher licensure while you learn to teach others in the power of artistic expression. You’ll learn art-making techniques as well as art-teaching practices.

Biochemistry Secondary Education Major

Biochemistry Secondary Education Major

Teach your passion.

Pursue your love of biochemistry while also earning the credentials to gain your high school teaching license. This major combines your love of biochemistry with your love of teaching to prepare you to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Chemistry Secondary Education Major

Chemistry Secondary Education Major

Teach your passion.

Pursue your love of chemistry while also earning the credentials to gain your high school teaching license. This major combines your love of biochemistry with your love of teaching to prepare you to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Where academic journeys begin.

As an Early Childhood Education major, you’ll study preschool through third-grade learning, and graduate ready to start working as a teacher for this age group. Some of the teaching might look like play, but your students will be developing a foundation that supports the rest of their educational path.

Educational Studies

Educational Studies

The backbone of academia.

Study the theory, law, and policy behind education. This major does not lead to teacher licensure. Rather, you’ll study teaching methods and data collection, as well as the development of culturally responsive educational programs.

Elementary Education

Elementary Education

A foundation for the future.

As an Elementary Education major, you’ll learn how to create and teach courses that are inclusive of all learners and graduate with your Colorado elementary education license. Our faculty is highly committed to equity within their own classrooms, as well as your future classrooms.

English Secondary Education Major

English Secondary Education Major

Teach your passion.

Combine your love of the written word and the lessons we learn about humanity with your passion to teach future generations. You'll gain the skills to teach in a classroom, and graduate prepared for teacher certification in public high schools.

Exercise Science K-12 Education Major

Exercise Science K-12 Education Major

Inspire the future.

Get the education you need for teacher licensure while you learn to teach others in the power of artistic expression. You’ll learn art-making techniques as well as art-teaching practices.

History Secondary Education Major

History Secondary Education Major

Teach your passion.

Couple your enthusiasm and appreciation for history with the skills and training to teach. This is a rigorous major that prepares you to become certified to teach history or social studies in public high schools.

Mathematics Secondary Education major

Mathematics Secondary Education major

Teach your passion.

Pursue your love of math while also earning the credentials to gain your high school teaching license. This major combines your love of biochemistry with your love of teaching to prepare you to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Music K-12 Education Major

Music K-12 Education Major

Inspire the future.

Get the education you need for teacher licensure while you learn to teach others in the power of musical expression. You’ll develop your own musical talent as well as learning the best practices to teach music.

Theatre K-12 Education Major

Theatre K-12 Education Major

Inspire the future.

Combine your love of the stage with your passion for teaching and your dreams for future generations. As a Theatre K-12 Education major, you'll learn the history, theory, and techniques of theatre, and you'll graduate ready for teacher certification in public K-12 school systems.

World Languages K-12 Education Major

World Languages K-12 Education Major

Inspire the future.

A World Languages K-12 major prepares you not only to learn Spanish, but to teach it, as well. What’s more, learning Spanish at FLC means learning the cultures, histories, and current social contexts of Spanish speakers. You’ll integrate your learning of culture and language with the fundamentals of teaching.

Minors & endorsements

You may complement your major with a minor, or enroll in coursework that satisfies the requirements for a special endorsement in your teaching license.

  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) minor
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse endorsement (CLD)
  • Bilingual Specialist Endorsement (CLD-S)

What you’ll learn

  • Foundations of literacy and numeracy
  • How to create a safe and inclusive learning environment
  • Developing lesson plans, curricula, and instruction methods
  • Specialized skills related to your area of teaching (outdoor adventure, early childhood, secondary education, etc.)

How you’ll learn it

  • Classroom courses
  • Student teaching placement
  • Field experience (backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.)

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