State Reauthorizes UNC Educator Programs

UNC educator preparation programs have been reauthorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education conducted a joint site visit in March. The State Board of Education for the Colorado Department of Education reauthorized UNC's educator preparation programs in May and the reauthorization process is now complete.

UNC offers teacher and other school personnel licensure/endorsement programs:

- Administrator, School
- Art
- Audiologist
- Counselor, School
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Bilingual Education Specialist
- Drama
- Early Childhood Education
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Early Childhood Special Education Specialist
- Elementary Education
- English Language Arts
- Foreign Language
- Gifted Education Specialist
- Librarian, School
- Mathematics
- Music
- Nurse, School
- Orientation and Mobility Specialist, School
- Physical Education
- Principal
- Psychologist, School
- Reading Specialist
- Reading Teacher
- Science
- Social Studies
- Speech
- Speech/Language Pathologist, School
- Special Education Director
- Special Education Generalist
- Special Education Specialist
- Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired

UNC prepares the largest number of teachers across the widest array of areas (early childhood, elementary, 16 secondary areas, special education, art, music, and physical education), as well as other school personnel such as school administrators, school counselors,and school psychologists, in Colorado. The programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education since 1954. Currently more than 25 different Education and Behavioral Sciences teacher education and licensed personnel preparation programs at both the initial and advanced levels are accredited by NCATE. The next State reauthorization and NCATE/CAEP accreditation review and site visit will take place in 2016.

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