Colorado Center for Rural Education

Rural school districts throughout Colorado continue to experience significant difficulty finding qualified educators to serve as classroom educators, school leaders, and/or special service providers within their individual school districts. The Colorado Center for Rural Education was created to address these issues. Our center is not limited to the University of Northern Colorado community. We work with 23 Colorado Institutions of Higher Education to recruit, prepare, place, and support educators for rural communities to ensure every rural student has a quality learning experience. 

News and Announcements

Educator Shortage Action Plan Town Hall Series

The Colorado Department of Higher Education and Colorado Department of Education are hosting a series of town hall meetings to inform a statewide educator shortage action plan. Educators, students, parents and concerned members of the public are encouraged to share their experiences and ideas for recruiting and retaining educators. Use the link below to obtain the schedule. If you cannot attend you may fill out a survey to give your feedback.

Town Hall Schedule and Survey    Article By The Denver Channel 7 News

Colorado Rural Teaching Stipend Application for Spring 2018 

Must be postmarked no later than October 16, 2017

National Board Teacher Certification Scholarship Application for Summer and Fall Semester 2017

Accepting Applications Now!

Concurrent Enrollment Educator Qualification Scholarship for Summer and Fall Semester 2017

Accepting Applications Now!

National Board Teacher Certification Scholarship Application for Spring Semester 2018 

Preferred Submission Date October 2, 2017

Concurrent Enrollment Educator Qualification Scholarship Application Spring Semester 2018

Preferred Submission October 2, 2017