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.
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.
Colorado Rural Teaching Stipend, Fall Semester Application Available
Due April 13, 2018