The Cumbres Teacher Preparation Program recruits, supports and mentors undergraduate students who pursue a degree in education (Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary or Special Education) and who also declare an endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL) to work with and support our growing numbers of linguistically and culturally diverse students in K-12 education.

Our student staff for 2015-2016:

  • Resident Assistant: Yael Schechter
  • Resident Hall Mentors: Janette Rodriguez, Sarah Betsch
  • Cumbres/CHE Academic Advisor: Samantha Lea

*Please check out this video created by a senior Cumbres student who interviewed veteran teachers at her school about why it's great to be a teacher.


  • Cumbres has approximately 80 current students seeking licensure endorsements in bilingual instruction and/or English as Second Language (ESL).
  • The average Cumbres student Grade Point Average (GPA) exceeds a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
  • Each freshman and new student of the program are paired up with a mentor teacher in the Greeley community
  • More than 50% of Cumbres students are considered to be first-generation college students.
  • Cumbres students receive a $1,500 grant each year.
  • Cumbres students are recruited from over 73 different high schools.

Some Cumbres students are members of UNC's:

  • Boettcher's Scholars
  • Daniel's Fund Scholars
  • Presidential Leadership Program.
  • University Honors Program
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Stryker Institute for Leadership Development
  • Greek Life
  • Housing and Residential Education
  • Center for Human Enrichment
  • Cultural Centers

CUMBRES News and Upcoming Events

  • Check out our video promoting Cumbres!!!