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Extended Studies

Extended Studies for Teachers/Coaches

Enhance your Educational Career with The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Choose from a variety of professional development courses and conferences, graduate degree programs, graduate-level certificates and endorsements for K-12 teachers.

On Campus Programs

June 1-27, 2014: PLTW Core Training 2014

The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Core Training was created to train new teachers on the content of PLTW courses. The training is an intense one- to two-week sessions where teachers absorb the curriculum appropriate to the course they will teach during the school year. The training includes hands on, project-based learning which is a cornerstone of PLTW curriculum in the classroom. Learn more »»

PPBOCES/UCCS Two Year Alternative Program Teacher-in-Residence

UCCS College of Education partners with Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services (PPBOCES) to offer graduate credit for their Teacher in Residence Program (TIRP). This alternative teacher licensure program allows working professionals in other career fields to make a career transition to education. The two-year program allows participants to earn a salary while teaching in a classroom. Learn more »

Superintendent Preparation Program

If you already hold a Master's Degree from an accredited institution and a Colorado Principal License, your administrator licensure program will consist of nine semester hours during a one-year intensive. When you complete this program you will be eligible for the Colorado Administrator License. Learn more »

Online

Online Degrees

Online Certificates

Professional Development


* Gainful Employment Program
College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS) offers a variety of educational professional development courses to enhance a specific skill or area of study for coachers, teachers and administrators.

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Attend a Conference

June 1-27, 2014: PLTW Core Training 2014

The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Core Training was created to train new teachers on the content of PLTW courses. The training is an intense one- to two-week sessions where teachers absorb the curriculum appropriate to the course they will teach during the school year. The training includes hands on, project-based learning which is a cornerstone of PLTW curriculum in the classroom. Learn more »»

June 12-14, 2014
The Knapsack Institute 2014: Transforming Teaching and Learning

As our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative to have the understanding and resources to effectively navigate discussions about diversity and inequality in the classroom and workplace. Race, class, gender and sexuality are highly personal and emotionally-laden subjects. They may evoke a range of responses, from hostility and anger to guilt and depression.

The Institute will prepare you to preempt and manage such responses and be better prepared. The name, "The Knapsack Institute" hails from Peggy McIntosh's renowned article, "White privilege and male privilege: A personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in women's studies."
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September 25, 2014: PLTW Conference 2014

The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Conference is a professional development conference designed to inform school administrators, teachers, counselors, industry leaders, and others about the PLTW program and provide them information they can utilize to encourage students to enroll in PLTW courses and industry leaders to support such PLTW programs. Learn more »»

Professional Development for High School Teachers

If your desire is to enhance your students educational experience and give them a jumpstart with their college career, think about participating in CU Succeed or Project Lead the Way (PLTW).

CU Succeed

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Teach College Credit Courses in High School Teach Pre-Engineering Courses in High School
University of Colorado Colorado Springs CU Succeed Program courses are taught in the high school by high school faculty whose education and experience are appropriate for an honorarium appointment in the appropriate department at the UCCS.

The high school instructor must possess a Master's degree in the subject they want to teach or a closely related field and appropriate teaching experience to become a UCCS Honorarium Faculty.
PLTW programs are designed to serve high school students of diverse backgrounds from those already interested in STEM-related fields to those who are more inspired by the application of STEM than they are by traditional mathematics and science courses.

UCCS provides quality PLTW summer training for high school teachers, ongoing training, and networking opportunities throughout the school year.
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Correspondence Programs

National Board Candidacy and Certification

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards® offers a way through the American Council on Education (ACE) for you to earn up to nine (9) credits. Three (3) credits for completed candidacy and six (6) credits for achieving NBPTS Certification. Three (3) additional credits are available for Certification Renewal. Learn more »

National Board Certified Teacher: Teacher Leaders

Improve instruction, meet students' needs and impact student learning through action research. Learn more »

Resources

STEMsCO

STEM Education of Southern Colorado
STEMsCO leverages community partnerships to equip educators and learners with the information, resources, tools and opportunities needed to propel pre-K through 12 students toward STEM excellence. STEMsCO fulfills its mission by establishing strong, mutually beneficial partnerships within and between pre-K through 20 education, Industry, the Nonprofit sector and the community at large.
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For more information, visit www.stemsco.org