The College of Education is an NCATE-accredited school housed within the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The College consists of four departments that educate undergraduate and graduate students and prepare professionals to be successful in schools and communities. The administrative structure of the College includes the Dean’s Office, four departments, the Student Resource Office, the Office of Assessment and Accreditation, and technology support from the Technology Coordinator.
The COE student body consists of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing advanced degrees, initial and advanced licenses, and additional endorsements. For fall 2013, 1,063 students were enrolled for 5,513 credit hours across four departments. The majority of students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction complete the Teacher Education Licensure Program (TELP). The UCCSTeach program is designed to serve secondary math and science educator majors. The Department of Special Education offers undergraduate and graduate licensure in Special Education Generalist and a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education. The Department of Counseling and Human Services offers the following programs: MA in Counseling and Human Services (CACREP accredited School and Clinical Mental Health programs), Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling and Leadership, a new minor in Human Services, and licensure coursework for School Counseling. The Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations offers a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership, coursework for principal or superintendent's license, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy.
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.