The Department of Teacher Education’s baccalaureate program is accredited through the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
On May 5, 2009, Governor Ritter signed into law HB-1295: A Bill for an Act Concerning Authorizing Metropolitan State College of Denver to Offer Master’s Degree Programs. MSU Denver received formal approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching program on June 14, 2010. At this time, the Master of Arts in Teaching program became accredited through the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
The Department of Teacher Education will be visited by NCATE during 2013 for reinstatement of the baccalaureate program. At this same time, the graduate program will be applying for accreditation.