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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 22 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. 

Read our Article in UNC Magazine


2018 Future Rural Teacher Summit a Success!

Over 50 individuals from across Colorado and Utah attended the first annual 2018 Future Rural Teacher Summit (FRTS) sponsored by the Colorado Center for Rural Education. Participants included high school and college students, parents, rural educators, and guidance counselors. A variety of speakers representing the Colorado Center for Rural Education, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the University of Northern Colorado, and the Otis School District shared why Summit participants should consider a future teaching career in rural Colorado. At the close of the FRTS, participants shared the Summit provided them with a better understanding of what it would be like to become a rural teacher, and revealed they could envision themselves a rural teacher in the future.

Teacher Scholarship Opportunities Available for Fall Semester 2018 

Concurrent Enrollment Educator Qualification & National Board Teacher Certification Scholarships. Preferred Submission Date April 30, 2018