College of Education

Welcome to the College of Education
Portrait of Mary Snyder

Welcome to the College of Education! Since the university's beginning in the early 1960s, Education has played an important role in shaping the mission and direction of UCCS. The College of Education offers educator preparation programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Elementary Education (K-6) and Secondary Education (7-12); Special Education; Counseling & Human Services; Principal Licensure; Curriculum & Instruction; Science Education; Educational Leadership & Student Affairs in Higher Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research & Policy.
The College of Education serves over 450 students and has 25 full-time faculty. Its professional education programs are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the Colorado Department on Higher Education (CDHE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The UCCS College of Education works closely with other Colorado and Colorado Springs School districts, the Colorado Department of Education, and other universities across the state to meet the needs of the State’s 850,000+ P-12 students. We invite you to learn more about our programs and the many activities we engage in to serve our communities.


Mary L. Snyder, Ph.D.

Equity • Inquiry • Innovation