Future Educator

The Pathway

Through a partnership with the University of Colorado Denver School of Education & Human Development, we are pleased to add a dual enrollment pathway for high school students who want to be future teachers/educators. These courses should transfer into degree programs for early childhood, elementary, or special education pathways (varies by college). Students will have an opportunity to participate in a field experience and gain up to 24 college credits through UCD.

Courses can be taken together in a sequence over two years, or students can opt into a single course (however, Lifespan Development and Field Experience must be taken concurrently). With successful completion of Field Experience in Year 1, students can opt into an additional Field Experience (Internship) in year 2 for .5 elective credit. None of the courses have prerequisites.




If you missed ORIENTATION NIGHTyou will need to stop by the Legacy Campus to pick up your folder, schedule, and make sure your UCD application is complete. Directions on how to complete the UCD application can be found HERE on the Legacy registration page under "College Credit".  If you have any other questions, please reach out to Kelly Purcell at [email protected] (Legacy Counselor for Future Educator) or Amy Montague at [email protected] (Pathway Developer for Future Educators).


This application is only for NEW students 2024-25.  This application is open for a 2nd round of application submissions for waitlist only.  Continuing (Year2) students will need to get their applications from their teacher.  Reach out to Katie O'Sullivan if you need a translated application at [email protected].

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The Instructors

Recommended Learning Sequence 2024-2025

Future Educator Recommended Learning Sequence
  • Register for both classes in the spring to be taken concurrently.
  • Register for one or two classes each semester (only year 1 spring requires a double-blocked period). Most students will take back-to-back classes to maximize their time on campus.
  • *Additional Field Placement Internship opportunities in Year 2 with successful completion of the Year 1 Field Experience.

Credit Opportunities

Co-curricular & Other Opportunities: FCCLA

Internship/Work-Based Learning Opportunities: DCSD, BASE programs, local childcare centers

Continuing Education Opportunities: ASCENT, TREP

Postsecondary Partners

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