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Experience the wonders of teaching and see what careers in education are all about. You'll engage with UNC professors, students and alumni, and enjoy a day in the life of a UNC teacher candidate. This conference offers insights to the teaching profession, classroom strategies and tips, and how to begin your journey to becoming an educator!

Studnet on a computer

2020 FTC Workshop Session

Workshops and Speakers

Enjoy interactive workshop sessions with teaching experts, UNC faculty and current UNC students by area of interest. 

2020 FTC student panel

Q&A Student Panel

Meet the best of UNC’s Teacher Candidates during the Q&A Student Panel. Ask questions about college life and interact with our spectacular students.

info fair booth

Info Fair

Learn more about UNC's education programs, the college application process, life on campus here at UNC and more!

Conference Agenda

7:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

UC Ballrooms

Doors open to the University Center Ballroom

8:15 AM


Suzette Youngs, Chris Kyser, and James Erekson, Future Teacher Conference Organizers
University of Northern Colorado

Jared Stallones, dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado

Andy Feinstein, president, University of Northern Colorado 

Most Inspiring Teachers Recognition
Mekialaya White, CBS News Anchor, Denver CO
UNC alumnus ‘08, Journalism and Communications major

9:45 AM

Workshop #1

McKee Hall

10:20 AM

Workshop #2

McKee Hall

10:55 AM

Workshop #3

McKee Hall

11:30 AM

Lunch/Student Panel

Students exit McKee and follow signs for lunch or student panel

GROUP 1 - Lunch at Holmes Dining Hall

GROUP 2 - Student Panel in Multipurpose Room in Campus Commons

12:30 AM

Lunch/Student Panel

GROUP 1 - Student Panel in Multipurpose Room in Campus Commons

GROUP 2 - Lunch at Holmes Dining Hall

1:10 PM

Groups Join Back Together in Multipurpose Room in Campus Commons 

Multipurpose Room of Campus Commons

1:15 PM

Conference Wrap Up

Multipurpose Room of Campus Commons

2:00 PM

Campus Tour

For those of you who are registered for the campus tour, it will begin immediately following the Informational Fair. Students will meet UNC student ambassadors in the Multipurpose Room in the Campus Commons. 

McKee Hall - Home of UNC's Education Programs

Education Programs

UNC Started out as Colorado's Teacher College 130 years ago — and we're known for innovative education and a rigorous prepartion curriculum.

Explore our Programs

Office of Admissions front desk

Office of Admissions

Do you want to earn a teaching degree from UNC? Visit the Office of Admissions for application details.

Apply to UNC


Clubs and Organizations

Learn more about the clubs and organizations you can join as a UNC Bear and future teacher candidate.

More about UNC Clubs

A walking tour of the UNC campus

Visit UNC

Open doors for opportunity and adventure with in-person and virtual campus visit opportunities.

Visit our campus

TEACH Colorado

Can't wait to become a teacher?

TEACH Colorado provides free support to anyone who’s thinking about becoming a teacher. When you sign up, you get perks like 1-on-1 coaching, up to $100 back in fee reimbursements towards expenses related to applying to your program (including testing and fingerprints), and a chance to win a regional $1,000 scholarship! Learn more about what TEACH Colorado has to offer.