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Graduate/LISCP Students

Whether pursuing your Masters degree, advancing your skills to face the challenges of literacy and dyslexia, or taking a graduate course as a non-degree seeking educator, Summer Session at Colorado College has affordable programs for you from early June through the first week of August. 

Apply to upgrade your license, earn credits toward a master's degree and/or to increase your salary, or prepare for Literacy Intervention Certification testing or enroll in classes for this summer if you are already admitted.

The Experienced Teacher Master of Arts Program accepts practicing educators who have previously earned their teaching credentials and are interested in pursuing a master's of the arts in teaching degree.

The Literacy Intervention Specialist Certification Program provides in-depth training for teachers and therapists working with individuals with literacy challenges, including dyslexia and related disorders.

Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students can also pick from classes available to the Experienced Teacher Master of Arts Program.

If you do not have a teaching license, you may apply to the Colorado College 5th Year Master of Arts in Teaching MAT program. The program is open to students who complete the foundational and practicum experiences equivalent to the Education Minor at Colorado College.  Non-CC graduates need to enroll in these undergraduate courses prior to entering the MAT program. For more information, contact Deb Mortenson.

Current professional educators may advance skills and knowledge by either enrolling in graduate level courses as a non-degree seeking student or apply to the Literacy Intervention Specialist Program (LISCP). Educators can earn national certification from the Academic Language Therapy Association and a Master of Arts in Teaching: Literacy Intervention Specialist degree. For more information, contact Kara Taber.


Non-degree seeking graduate students may choose to take continuing education graduate classes.


OPEN TO ALL TEACHERS THIS SUMMER: The International Teaching and Learning Institute.  INFORMATION SESSION COMING UP: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 4:00pm in Mierow House. Find out about how you can teach abroad this summer! 4 semester hours of graduate credit. RSVP  for the Program Orientation by November 28, 2016 to Deb Mortenson at

  • The cost of our Experienced Teacher MAT degree is comparable to similar programs at other colleges and universities, locally and nationally
  • Graduate tuition during the Summer Session is less than the regular school year
  • 1-6 week courses with 1-4 semester hour increments
  • Courses geared toward experienced K-12 teachers and those interested in furthering their education in the liberal arts
  • Graduate courses are open to anyone who has previously received a bachelor's degree