Teaching - Social Studies, M.A. | University of Colorado Denver | Denver, United States
18 months
1333 USD/credit 34658 USD/year
1333 USD/credit 34658 USD/year
429 USD/credit 11154 USD/year
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The Teaching - Social Studies program from University of Colorado Denver prepares individuals to teach in diverse middle and high school classrooms and expand students' worldviews, support a global perspective, and deepen critical thinking and analysis skills


University of Colorado Denver’s Master of Arts in Teaching - Social Studies teaching license is a cohort experience to prepare you to teach social studies in diverse middle and high school classrooms in as little as a year. 

What you'll study

Social studies taught with a global and critical perspective expands students’ worldviews and, their capacity for critical thinking and analysis. Learning with dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty in a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools make our program – and our graduates – stand out. You’ll leave the program highly qualified and well prepared to support and understand the potentials of diverse students as they come to understand a global world.

In this concentration, you will:

  • Learn to plan assessment-informed social studies instruction for educational excellence and equity for all children from diverse racial, ethnic, language, socio-economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Explore linguistically and culturally relevant history teaching practices.
  • Develop deep understanding of the diverse ways children learn and develop within their families and communities and in schools; and gain skills to bring a relevant and engaging social studies curriculum to your standards-based teaching.

Programme Structure

Sample Courses

  • Social Foundations & Cultural Diversity in Urban Ed
  • Planning for Learning
  • Social Studies Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete a transcript evaluation for content knowledge from your bachelor and/or masters.
  • Complete any outstanding prerequisite content courses that are needed per the transcript evaluation.
  • Pass the Praxis Subject Assessment
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Short Constructed Response Essays
  • Attend an admissions interview. 
  • International Applicants only: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1333 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    34658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1333 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    11154 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 429 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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