Program Quality

For more than 120 years, the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences has been developing and sharing the best tools and methodologies to prepare educational professionals for rewarding and successful careers. We offer the broadest array of educational programs in the Rocky Mountain Region, including 55 that lead to licensure. We are also home to regionally and nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology, counseling, sign language interpretation, statistics and research methods.

To keep the curriculum relevant and ensure our students get the experience they need, the college has formed partnerships in the P-12 system and with three other colleges in the university. We also provide ongoing professional development for educators and educational leaders across a variety of disciplines.

Our dedication to public education and the exemplary quality of our programs earned us the state legislature’s designation of “the primary institution for undergraduate and graduate teacher education in the state of Colorado” in 1985. Our reputation of excellence continues today. In 2009, the Colorado Legislature made UNC the home of the Educational Innovation Institute.

Expert faculty members engage students and help prepare them to be competitive in their career fields. A student survey ranked 75 percent of faculty members above average to excellent in the category of “Instructor is an Excellent Teacher.” One hundred percent of faculty members ranked above average to excellent in the I learned a lot in this course category.

All of our programs have the appropriate national accreditation. Their reputation for quality has earned the college several national and regional awards, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Council for State Colleges and Universities and the Innovative Use of Technology from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.