College of Education


Welcome to the College of Education! Since the university's beginning in the early 1960’s, 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.

This academic year, the College is offering an exciting and unique new program, the Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. This program is carefully designed to prepare future educators to teach all children in an Early Childhood setting (ages birth through grade 3). Students completing the BI: IECE will take courses and work collaboratively with students in the College of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science while completing their degree. Upon completion, they will be eligible for licensing in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education.

The College of Education serves over 500 students and has 34 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.


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COE NCATE Visit 2014

The College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in November, 2014. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the Educator Preparation Program (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). We invite you to submit written testimony to: Board of Examiners NCATE 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036-1023 Or by e-mail to: Correspondence, which must be received by NCATE no later than three months prior to visit, will be submitted to the EPP for response via NCATE's Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the BOE team or EPPs.