Working with children roughly 200 days a year with summers and holidays off doesn’t sound half bad. Now add that you have a chance to make a difference, and it becomes an ideal job.
Teachers have had it rough the past few years, but the job outlook is better than it has been in half a decade. Job satisfaction is reaching a five year high*. Primary and high school teaching jobs are expected to increase by a whopping 12% and 6%*. And lastly, the average salary among public teachers across the country has increased to $56,383*. So why not use your wisdom to impact the next generation?
Yes, there’s a good chance you will buy school supplies with your own money and work with children who don’t pay attention. But, you will also create lasting impressions on other students and have a desk filled with handmade gifts and apples. You probably won’t love every single minute, but you will probably go home at night loving that you’ve made a difference.*NCES, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_211.60.asp
University of Denver offers 49 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 716 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 328 Master's degrees, 192 Bachelor's degrees, 132 Certificates, and 64 Doctoral degrees.
Service to others is a critical component of a Jesuit education, and Regis University aims to train future educators to make a difference in any community. To this end, all undergraduate education students complete studies in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education along with their teacher licensure. (It doesn’t hurt either that this transcript-noted credential is in high demand by school districts, making Regis graduates more attractive.) Field studies and student teaching (10 credit hours required) in a variety of public, Catholic, and ESL schools in the Denver metro area enhance academic studies. Many students also choose to get involved with community-based outreach projects such as mentoring and tutoring. College graduates who later decide they’d like to become teachers can enroll in the university’s Master of Arts in Education Graduate Teacher Program. For established educators looking to continue their studies, Regis offers a variety of other graduate degrees and certificates in areas such as teacher leadership, special education, reading, curriculum and assessment, autism, gifted and talented, and integrating technology into the classroom.
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 24 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 687 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 369 Master's degrees, 253 Bachelor's degrees, and 65 Doctoral degrees.
Metropolitan State University of Denver offers 19 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 509 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 441 Bachelor's degrees, 41 Master's degrees, and 27 Certificates.
Colorado State University-Global Campus offers 4 Education and Liberal Arts degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 134 Education and Liberal Arts students graduated with students earning 103 Master's degrees, and 31 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Denver Denver, CO||17 : 1||12,931|
|Regis University Denver, CO||21 : 1||6,908|
|University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO||26 : 1||24,910|
|Front Range Community College Westminster, CO||78 : 1||19,283|
|Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO||68 : 1||7,587|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO||34 : 1||20,080|
|Community College of Denver Denver, CO||74 : 1||8,232|
|Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO||72 : 1||7,008|
|Community College of Aurora Aurora, CO||141 : 1||8,597|
|Colorado State University-Global Campus Aurora, CO||362 : 1||12,670|
|Aspen University Denver, CO||238 : 1||6,893|
|Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Lakewood, CO||28 : 1||1,454|
|Montessori Casa International Denver, CO||5|
|DeVry University-Colorado Westminster, CO||41 : 1||123|
|Johnson & Wales University-Denver Denver, CO||20 : 1||927|