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UCCS College of Education Connection October 7, 2008

A message from the Dean

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The College of Education (COE) 1st Annual Quality and Excellence Community Learning Series (QECLS) premiered Inside this issue: during the 2007-2008 Academic Year. The Community Learning Series featured two events that were the anchor of the community Meet Our New Faculty & Staff/ series – (1) Symposium on Culturally Responsive Teaching and 2-3 Farewells Counseling (CRTC) that was held on Saturday, January 26, 2008 and community conversations January 19-February 15, 2008, (2) Dean La Vonne I. Neal Daegu English Village 4-5 Lecture and several community conversations on the origins of multiculturalism held February 7-9, 2008. The lecture and community conversations and Quality in Excellence Community 6-7 symposium were designed to foster faculty, staff, student, and community understanding of Learning Series multiculturalism, cultural competence, emotional literacy, and culturally responsive teaching Counseling & Human Services 8 and counseling. The events brought internationally recognized experts in these areas, Curriculum & Instruction News 9-10 Dr. Richard Majors and Dr. Daryl Michael Scott to the UCCS campus. Approximately 460 participants across a wide demographic including high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, parents, educators at all levels, and various members of the community Leadership News & 11-12 attended the series. The COE is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual QECLS will occur Teacher Education Program this academic year. Please mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Culturally Responsive Teaching, Leadership, & Counseling (CRTLC) Symposium on Saturday, January 24, 2009. Special Education News

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Freshman Seminar & Recruitment

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Available Winterim and Spring Programs

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Contact Info

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COE Vision

College of Education for the 21st Century

COE Motto “Intention without action is insufficient.”

COE Goals Customer Service Organically linked to the community Professional development of faculty, staff, & students Research Entrepreneurial model to finance Activities Enhance the use of technology

Dr. Crawford named Associate Dean of the College of Education Dr. Lindy Crawford, has been named the Associate Dean for the College of Education. She is excited to be in this new role and looks forward to working with the College and the Pikes Peak Community. Dr. Crawford will oversee all accreditation activities for the College and recently attended a 3-day training in Arlington, Virginia to better understand the processes surrounding accreditation. Dr. Crawford also will work with faculty to increase our efforts in securing external funding to support our programs, students, and faculty. Recently she, along with Drs. Grant and De Pry, submitted a grant proposal to the Colorado Department of Higher Education for graduate

student scholarships and a second grant to the Institute of Education Sciences for faculty research.

Members of the College of Education Advisory Board Business Representatives Mr. Morey Bean, Colorado Architecture Partnership; Mr. Roy Griggs, Managed Business Solutions; Mr. Tim Hobbs, Hobbs Technical Consulting, LLC; Dr. Pam Shipp, PL Shipp and Associates

College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LAS) Representatives Ms. Marguerite A. Cantu,-UCCS, Dr. Christina Jimenez- UCCS

Community Representative Ms. Peggy Shivers, Community Member

Newsletter Editor: Kyla Hammond Newsletter Design: Cindy Brown

Military Representative Colonel Gail B. Colvin,-United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

Pikes Peak Area Central Office Representatives Ms. Linda Hunt-Stone-Principal, Adams Elementary School District 11, Dr. Anthony G. Kinkel- President, Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Ms. Cheri Martinez- Principal, Harrison High School, District 2


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Meet Our New Faculty & Staff Dr. Corinne Harmon is an Assistant Professor in the Leadership, Research and Foundations Department in the College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dr. Harmon has served in the field of public education for over thirty years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, executive director, assistant superintendent and superintendent. She has taught graduate level courses in the Leadership and Extended Studies departments at UCCS since 2005. Dr. Harmon has also taught leadership courses at St. Louis University, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, Webster University and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Corinne was the Coordinator of the ASPIRE South region in Illinois from 2006-2008 providing training for over 200 leadership teams in implementing the Response to Intervention (RtI) process. She has also conducted leadership training and program evaluations for local districts and agencies in Colorado, Missouri and Illinois. Dr. Harmon's research interests include the components of effective leadership in facilitating the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) in schools, the underrepresentation of minorities in gifted education, the application of the principles of quantum physics within a leadership framework for systemic change and reform and the resurrection of John Dewey's insights into the educational paradigms of the 21st century.

Dr. Leslie Grant is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Dr. Grant has been involved in language teaching and teacher training since 1985. She began her career teaching junior high school, and since that time, she has had opportunities to work with many different types of language learners ranging from beginning level elementary school students to community college adults to international students completing degrees at universities. Dr. Grant is interested in a number of areas of applied linguistics research, including language assessment, language teacher training, language and technology, and second language writing.

Dr. Mary Yates currently holds a half-time appointment as Coordinator of Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE), a graduate program within the Department of Leadership, Research and Foundations, that is dedicated to preparing students for professional careers in student affairs administration on college and university campuses. Student affairs departments include, but are not limited to, academic advising, financial aid and student employment, counseling and testing, disability services, career services, residence life and housing, campus activities/organizations and recreation, multicultural affairs, recruitment and retention, and many more. Dr. Yates has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration and has held 10 positions within various departments of student affairs at five institutions. She completed a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, emphasis in student affairs, from the University of North Texas in 1983. Throughout her professional experience, she has been privileged to serve as a presenter at conferences, authored a numbers of articles and chapters, consulted, and served as program chairs, committee and board memberships. Most recently, Dr. Yates was hired as a consultant and then hired full time as Director of Campus Life and Conferences Services in 2001, and assumed responsibility for SAHE in 2004. Dr. Yates is committed to the need for colleges and universities to develop the whole student, not just the intellect, and to the important role that departments of student affairs can play to educate students outside the classroom. We welcome Dr. Yates to the department of Leadership to develop further the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) as a program of study that will prepare students to do this important work.


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Dr. Harriett Napierkowski serves as an instructor of educational leadership at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, providing rhetoric and writing support to students in the Leadership, Research, and Policy Ph.D. Program. Prior to her work in the Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations, Dr. Napierkowski was the Director of the UCCS Professional Writing Program, Department of English, College of Letters, Arts, and Science.

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Pamela Van Horn Howard is an instructor of research methods and statistics in the Leadership, Foundations, and Research program in the UCCS College of Education. Presently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Quantitative Research Methods Department of the Morgridge College of Education at University of Denver. Pam graduated with a degree in Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from UCCS in 2003, has taught high school language arts in Colorado Springs School District 11 and Woodland Park RE-2 School District, and is a native of the Pikes Peak Region.

Dr. Elaine Cheesman has accepted a position with the Washington State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction as the K-6 Reading Specialist. Dr. Cheesman is thrilled about working in this new capacity which will focus on training teachers, reading coaches, and tutors in grades K-6. Dr. Cheesman’s background has been in training teachers in scientifically–based reading instruction so she is looking forward to this new phase in her career. The College of Education is sad to see Dr. Cheesman leave UCCS but we are very excited about her new opportunities and wish her the best.

Sharie Thompson, financial officer for the UCCS College of Education Extended Studies office has retired from UCCS; her last day was August 29, 2008. Sharie has done an outstanding job handling the financials for the College of Education Extended Studies office as well as handling numerous grants for the College of Education. Sharie has established many working relationships with faculty and staff over the years and her wry sense of humor will be missed by everyone here at the College of Education. Sharie said she is looking forward to redecorating her home, golfing with her husband and simply enjoy being home. Please join the College of Education faculty and staff in thanking Sharie for many years of exemplary service to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.


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During August 2-8, 2008 fourteen global leaders from Yeungjin College, our Daegu English Village (DGEV) partner school, spent time in Colorado furthering their English language skills in the business and engineering fields. The UCCS College of Education, in collaboration with the Colleges of Business and Engineering, designed a week-long course to further their abilities for doing business in the global community. Students visited Atmel, HP, Agilent, the Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Meetings with key leaders in these organizations provided real learning President Yeungjin College opportunities with individuals that set future trends in their fields. In addition to Daegu South Korea research and English activities related to the above international companies and Yung-Chul, Chang organizations, students had the opportunity to explore: Garden of the Gods; Manitou Springs; took a trip to the top of Pikes Peak and visited the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as well as, the Denver Museum of Art. The program was funded by the Korean government for top university students at Yeungjin. UCCS was also honored with a visit by the Yeungjin College President, Mr. Yung Chang Chul, who came to Colorado Springs to support the students and meet UCCS officials. Students were also accompanied by Dr. Sung Jin Lee of the faculty and Ms. Mi Hee Jang of the Yeungjin International Affairs Office. Other activities occurring at the Daegu English Village in South Korea include: -Five student teachers from COE will teach at the Village in January as part of their multicultural field experience; students will be accompanied by Dr. Barbara Frye, Assistant Professor Curriculum and Instruction. -International curriculum consultant, Mary Langley, from the United Kingdom, has completed the core curriculum for the Village; Ms. Langley and her husband, David Langley trained teachers in implementation of the curriculum in late September and early October. -Ms. Langley also developed a customized Korean elementary teacher training program for the Village; 40 Korean teachers were trained during the month of July. Please contact Georgina Segura at gsegura@uccs.edu or Debby Jennings at djenning@uccs.edu for additional DGEV details. Check out our new website, developed by COE computer expert, Drew Willsey, at www.uccs.edu/coe/daegu for the latest photos and news on the Village.


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4th Annual Culturally Responsive Teaching, Leadership and Counseling (CRTLC) Symposium

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, January 24, 2009 The College of Education at UCCS, led by Dean La Vonne Neal, would like to invite you to a K-12 symposium developed for local teachers, leaders, counselors, and administrators. Come and interact with national experts in the areas of culturally responsive teaching, leadership, and counseling. Speakers will share instructional strategies and curricula specifically designed to meet the needs of all students, particularly students from diverse cultural backgrounds, students receiving special education services, and students of color.

RSVP to Carla Rupprecht 719-262-4134 or email crupprec@uccs.edu as the symposium has limited seating, and RSVP’s are required.


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Department of Counseling & Human Services News The Department of Counseling & Human Services is very busy as usual! The entire department will be attending the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Breckenridge, Colorado, 2-5 October. This will be held at the Great Divide Lodge. While there, the department will be making preliminary contact with people interested in the available Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education Position with the College. Dr. David Fenell is participating in a webinar for Capella University 13 October 2008 in Lansdowne, Virginia presented through the National Conference Center; this will be transmitted nationwide. The topic that Dr. Fenell will be speaking on is, “Preparing Counselors to Work with Military Veterans and their Families”. Additionally Dr. Fenell will be participating in an all day summit 8 October to be held at the Penrose House in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His presentation will be from 1-2:30 and is entitled, “Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Effects on Families”.

Dr. Catharine Beecher continues to serve as the faculty representative to the Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society that is for students, professional counselors and counselor educators. CSI is sponsoring a workshop for interns, supervisors and others on October 10, 2008.

Dr. Joe Wehrman is currently integrating clips from popular television situation comedies such as “The Office” into his group counseling courses; this technique seems to be well received by the students. Dr. Wehrman has been invited to speak for the Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Honor Society October 10, 2008. The keynote address is entitled, “Crisis and Trauma Counseling” and will be delivered in the Lodge at the UCCS campus from 8:00am-11:00am.

Dr. Rhonda Williams has recently submitted a grant proposal for the Presidents Teaching and Learning Collaborative on the impact of a comprehensive standards based developmental school counseling program on the achievement gap and dropout rates among students. Dr. Williams has been involved with the state legislators in the “70 Core Counselor Grant” and has continued to be on the advisory committee. She co-authored the newly released book, “Making Smart Choices: Social and Emotional Skills for Adolescent Girls”.


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COE Curriculum and Instruction Department News General News It is a pleasure to introduce Dr. Leslie Grant, Associate Professor of Linguistically Diverse Education, Site Professor, and general faculty member in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Leslie is a valued asset in the department and already a respected member of the UCCS campus community. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated, hard-working professional join our faculty. Dr. Leslie Grant

Our trusted work study students, Jrace Rider and Leslie Pyne are once again with us for the 08-09 academic year. Jrace and Leslie offer our department and programs many hours of assistance. Thanks to both of you from the faculty and staff in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

Jrace Rider

Leslie Pyne

UCCS – Galileo Middle School Partnership The UCCS - Galileo Middle School Partnership (D11) is a collaboration between the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the middle school specifically involving Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT). The UCCS faculty leaders (Co-Principal Investigators) of this partnership are Dr. Catherine Kelly, Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UCCS and Dr. Barbara Frye, Director of Teacher Education. Four professional development workshops have been held on the topics of strategic planning and leadership, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Leadership, and Counseling (CRTLC), CRT lesson planning and implementation, and preparation for the creation of a model Professional Development School. A long-range study on teacher change at Galileo Middle School is currently being designed and implemented with an initial pre-treatment survey completed prior to the beginning of the school year. The Galileo grant arose from high student drop out rates, failing grades, building decline (physical), and declining enrollment and demographics. The school is in the second year of the grant and opened the doors for student in August, 2008.


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COE Curriculum and Instruction Department News The Pikes Peak STEM Compact – UCCS The STEM compact, directed by Dave Khalqi here on campus, has been actively collecting important information on initiatives in southern Colorado. We were fortunate to hire Ms. Lynn Frederick, retired Harrison D2 teacher, as our STEM Coordinator for the next academic year. Lynn has been traveling to the far-reaching parts of southern Colorado since July to convene meetings and collect vital data on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics interests. The Pikes Peak STEM Compact (PPSC) was established upon the awarding of the grant in July of 2007 ($50,000 over a two-year period). The compact area covers a large area of both eastern and western Colorado including the following counties: Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, Lincoln, Crowley, Otero, Bent, El Paso, Teller, Park, Chaffee, Lake, Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, and Gunnison. The goals of the PPSC are to bring the regional and local STEM initiatives together to identify local assets in each region, bring STEM initiatives together to identify local deficits, examine challenges around K12 outputs and expectations as they pertain to the specific community, support the development of policy at the local level, support the implementation of policy at the local level, develop unique strategies for including business in local education reform, ensure that K12 curriculum meets the needs of local business, develop partnerships to improve K12 STEM teaching, create internships for students in STEM business, encourage STEM professionals to go into teaching, and to include higher education, K12, business, and policymakers in these STEM related discussions.

One-Year Extension of Federal Funds Approved for the English Language Acquisition: National Professional Development Program at UCCS The federal grant that began a few years ago was scheduled to end September, 2007. At the request of the current Principal Investigator, Dr. Peg Bacon, a one-year extension was granted. This extension allowed an additional seven teachers to either complete or make substantial progress toward earning an endorsement in Linguistically Diverse Education.

Noted English Language Learning Authority Presents Research in Reducing ESL Students’ Achievement Gap On September 11, 2008, UCCS had the privilege to host the internationally known and respected scholar, Dr. Eugene García from Arizona State University. Dr. García spoke to interested UCCS faculty and administration, teacher candidates, students, community ESL district directors, and teachers about the challenges that English Language Learners face. He also offered concrete suggestions for minimizing the challenges. The presentation was warmly received by an audience of approximately 85 attendees.


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College of Education Leadership Edustat University 2008 On July 15-17, school and district leaders from around the country convened on the UCCS campus to share their knowledge about data-driven instruction and leadership and learn from experts in the field. The conference was developed by Dr. John Weathers, Assistant Professor in the Leadership, Research and Foundations department of the College of Education in conjunction with SchoolNet, Inc., the national leader in data management solutions for education, and School District 11 leaders Mike Poore, Deputy Superintendent/ CIO and Marsha Spanswick, Project Manager for SchoolNet’s Curriculum Data Management System. The approximately 120 participants who attended had the opportunity to attend 3 keynote addresses, six interactive case studies led by school and district leaders, and five workshops. Keynote addresses included one by the widely known Dr. Robert Marzano, who led a three hour lecture/discussion on the reasons why schools and districts have not engaged in substantial school reform to date, how to use classroom formative assessments as the primary source of data regarding student achievement in a district or school; how to develop report cards that reflect achievement status and growth. Case studies included two that focused on both district and school level issues associated with implementing the Classroom Focused Improvement Process (CFIP) for teachers working with data that was developed by Dr. Mike Hickey of Towson University who also led a workshop on this topic. Workshops included one developed by a team of school and district leaders at District 11 on Response to Intervention (RtI) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and one on Data Driven School Improvement Evaluation and Implementation Monitoring led by Dr. Weathers in cooperation with Leigh Botwinick, from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, with whom Dr. Weathers ran a similar institute in the summer of 2007 at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Founding Director of the Leadership for Learning Alliance. Participants also attended a number of social events including optional trips to Pikes Peak and a dinner and cocktail party. To get more detailed information about the conference, visit: www.edustat.com.

Leadership Alumni Highlight Mr. Brett W. Smith is a 2001 graduate of UCCS with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Special Education. Mr. Smith went on to complete a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Leadership in 2003 and a Master of Public Administration degree in 2006 with UCCS. Mr. Smith is a current doctoral student in Educational Leadership. After retiring from the United States Army Special Operations Command in 2001, Mr. Smith used the UCCS Troops to Teachers Program to begin a career in public education and taught students with severe behavioral and emotional disabilities, as well as at-risk students for the Pikes Peak BOCES. In 2004, Mr. Smith moved to the Fountain-Fort Carson School District as an administrator where he served as a behavior specialist at Mountainside Elementary School for one year and spent three years as the assistant principal for special education at Fountain Middle School. In 2008, Mr. Smith assumed the Principalship of Timberview Middle School in Academy School District 20. Aside from his responsibilities as a middle school principal, Mr. Smith teaches graduate courses in special education for Regis University and graduate courses in educational leadership in Colorado Springs. Mr. Smith believes that the professional success he has found in public education, as well as his continued academic advancement, is directly reflective of the quality instruction he received as

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College of Education Leadership College of Education Ph.D. in Leadership to Accept Applications for the Third Cohort of the Ph.D. Educational Leadership, Research and Policy. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Education is excited to introduce a new Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research and Policy. Applications are currently being accepted. This new degree is the fourth doctorate to be offered at UCCS. The program is designed to meet the personal And professional needs of educational leaders in school districts, higher education, and non-governmental organizations through rigorous courses in leadership, research and policy. This innovative program combines challenging coursework with collaborative faculty-student research labs that prepare students for successful completion of the dissertation and professional application of skills and knowledge. The curriculum will require 22 research credit hours, 18 credit hours in professional development curriculum and 30 credit hours of doctoral dissertation. The subject areas will include ethics, research statistics and specific courses in leadership and educational policy development. For more information about the Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy please click on the words below to visit the website. PhD Leadership Program

College of Education Teacher Education Program Updates The 2008-2009 academic year is off to a great start. A two-day orientation was held in May and students began their professional year in the summer. We have 50 students in the elementary program and 29 in the secondary program. The Alternative Licensure Program (ALP) has more than doubled with 13 students enrolled this year. We are in the process of selecting five students to spend three weeks in Daegu, South Korea teaching in the Daegu English Village, January 2009. This will be a wonderful experience for our students. Two TEP students, Kristen Krull (elementary education) and Michelle Curl (secondary education), were selected to attend the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALAH) conference in Birmingham, Alabama this month. ASALAH covered all expenses which provided this marvelous experience for Kristen and Michelle.


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College of Education Special Education Program Updates Enrollment Increases The Department of Special Education has experienced increased enrollments for the fall 2008 semester with student credit hour production being the highest since 2003. Congratulations to everyone involved in helping us increase the number of highly qualified special educators in the Pikes Peak Region and beyond! The department offers undergraduate and graduate level pre-service special education teacher training, as well as the MA in Special Education. For additional information about our program offerings, please view our website at http://www.uccs.edu/~coe/specialeducation

Faculty Searches In early September we held a goodbye luncheon for Dr. Elaine Cheesman at the Adam’s Mountain Café. Dr. Cheesman left the department to take a position with the Washington Department of Education as a reading specialist. The department is now conducting a national search for two assistant professors–one with a background as a special education generalist and the other with a reading/literacy focus. We are looking for members from our community who might be interested in joining our Special Education Faculty Search Committee. Please contact Randall De Pry directly if you would like to join this very important committee rdepry@uccs.edu

Community Service Dr. Christi Kasa-Hendrickson recently accepted two Community Service Awards on behalf of the College of Education and for her presentations and work with the Autism Society of America-Pikes Peak Region. Congratulations Christi!

International Presentations Dr. Randall De Pry has recently accepted an invitation to present to faculty, students, and staff at Kongju National University in South Korea. He will present this November on Positive Behavior Support with specific applications to school-wide and community based implementation for persons with challenging behavior.


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Class of 2015 commencement Ceremonies for Local Elementary More than 60 fifth grade students from Helen Hunt Elementary and John Adams Elementary graduated from elementary school in ceremonies May 19, 2008. Students and their families were hosted by the UCCS College of Education. Dean La Vonne Neal provided the key note speech titled, “Scholars Wear their Dreams,” Dr. Kee Warner, Associate Vice Chancellor, paralleled Dean Neal’s speech in Spanish.

Freshman Seminar The third year of the Freshman Seminar, Head of the Class, is off and running. The class is designed for students who are interested in teaching. Students spend half of the classes on campus participating in lectures and small group activities related to education issues. In the other half of the classes, students spend time in local schools getting hands-on experience. This year the students are helping in three elementary and middle schools: Twain, Whittier, Centennial, North, West, and Carmel. After just two visits UCCS students are connecting with the elementary and middle schoolers and assisting teachers with lessons. Students from the first year of Head of the Class are now entering the final stages of the Teacher Education and Special Education Programs. These early experiences helped them decide to pursue a teaching career.

Teacher Cadet Program at UCCS In 2004 the College of Education at UCCS started a program for high school juniors and seniors interested in becoming teachers. At their schools, students are assigned a mentor teacher who helps them learn what they would be required to do as a teacher and developing the skill sets that are needed. Teacher Cadets also have the experience of actually teaching a lesson to their peers. The intention is to have these students go to college, get a teaching license, and then return to a local district to teach. To support this initiative the College of Education at UCCS developed a Teacher Cadet Day at UCCS. This gives the students participating in the program a unique look into college at UCCS, by spending a day during Fall semester on campus with financial aid, an academic advisor (with an activity about creating a college schedule), tours, time in an actual class, presentations from several official on campus, and lunch in the dorm cafeteria. About 40 students from local schools attended the last Teacher Cadet Day at UCCS. The UCCS College of Education Extended Studies office created several opportunities for the Teacher cadets to earn college credit. The high school students can register for credits for the work that they do during their teacher cadet experience and the mentor teachers can receive credits for the work that they do with the cadets. In addition, in the Spring semester, the Teacher Cadet participants can enroll in Educational Psychology on the UCCS campus. They receive three credits for the course, which they can then apply to their program if they continue at UCCS for their degree after high school. The Teacher Cadet program at UCCS now works with several districts in the Pikes Peak region including Colorado Springs School District 11, Academy District 2, and Adams12. We are currently inviting more districts to be involved with the program. If you are interested in discussing the UCCS Teacher Cadet program, please contact Carla Rupprecht at crupprec@uccs.edu or 719-262-4134.


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About the College of Education College of Education Columbine Hall PO Box 7150 COH6 Colorado Springs CO 80933-7150

Phone: 719-262-4119 Fax:719-262-4110 Columbine Hall Where the College of Education is housed

The College of Education teacher education and graduate programs adhere to research based instruction and incorporate culturally responsive teaching and counseling. Through our programs students are well prepared to serve as skilled practitioners in classroom, administrative and human service environments. We invite you to explore the various degree and licensure programs that the College of Education at UCCS has to offer.

Program Information for the College of Education Student Services Manager 719-262-4526 mschecte@uccs.edu

The College of Education is on the UCCS website! http://www.uccs.edu/~coe/


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