The College of Education at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of 2 years, from spring 2015 to spring 2017. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

The COE offers 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.

For information concerning COE programs, please contact the Student Resource Office at education@uccs.edu, www.uccs.edu/coe or 719-255-4996.


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