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

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 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 or a Seminar

October 28, 2015: PLTW Conference 2015

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Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Conferences

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is the state affiliate university for Project Lead The Way in Colorado.

UCCS holds PLTW professional development training programs, host annual conferences for school administrators and counselors, provide ongoing support to PLTW schools, and offer a range of student recognition opportunities throughout the year.
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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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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Programs

National Board Candidates

Start your journey to become a National Board Certified Teacher. Learn more »

National Board Field Testers

Participants will demonstrate a commitment to students' learning by completing the NBPTS Field Test for the Revised National Board Certification Process. Learn more »

National Board Certified Teachers: ACE Candidacy, Certification & Renewal

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards® offers a way through the American Council on Education (ACE) for you to earn up to 12 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 Teachers

Enhance your leadership role and skills in your classroom, school, district and/or community. Learn more »


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.