Teacher Education Department
This degree provides key experience working with diverse youth-based programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Durango Nature’s Studies, Durango Arts Center, Southern Ute Community Action Programs, Ute Mountain Ute Education Program and Powerhouse Science Center.
Coursework will help prepare you to teach many age groups, focus on specific content areas (e.g. Art, Science, History, Native American Studies), and create family and culturally-responsive programs.
This degree does not lead to a teaching license.
Your first step will be to meet with an Admission Counselor. Once accepted as a freshman, talk to a Teacher Education Department advisor as soon as you can. Review the course catalog and four year map so you can plan to take the right courses at the right time.
Your first step will be to meet with an Admissions Counselor, who can help with initial course planning. At this time, the FLC Registrar will review your transcript to determine which credits from your prior school can transfer here. To research what courses will be accepted:
In any case, contact our department as soon as possible and plan to complete a fingerprint and background check. This is required before you are permitted to take coursework that involves observation and teaching in local schools. Review the course catalog so you can plan to take the right courses at the right time.