College of Education

The College of Education is an NCATE-accredited school within the University of Colorado Colorado Springs that is one of the fastest-growing colleges not only within UCCS but also amongst other peer education colleges in the region and in the West. The COE is known for its focus on diversity and has pioneered partnerships with educational institutions in Asia, including the acclaimed Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village at Yeungjin College in South Korea.

The college has recently begun to aggressively pursue expanding the University's international sights by establishing the Office of Global Programs, which has created a number of new and innovative programs catered to attracting students from abroad as well as foreign students living within the US.

The College has received recognition in a number of areas as well as awards, including the 2007 President's Diversity Award from the CU System and the Colorado School Counselor Association's Educator of the Year award for an assistant professor from Counseling & Human Services. Also, the College created and has hosted annually the Culturally Responsive Teaching, Leadership, & Counseling® symposia since 2007.


We endeavor to be the foremost regional College of Education, fostering a just and inclusive global society.


We prepare teachers, leaders, and counselors who embrace equity, inquiry, and innovation.


  • Embrace equity, diversity, and social justice
  • Ensure high quality preparation of education and counseling professionals
  • Engage in research-based inquiry and practice
  • Provide continual professional growth opportunities
  • Infuse and enhance the use of technology
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to effect change
  • Work across college and university to optimize efficiency and effectiveness

COE Motto

  • Equity
  • Inquiry
  • Innovation


Diversity Action Plan

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.