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Become the Teacher You Want to Be...

The Center for Urban Education, located at UNC’s Denver Center at Lowry, offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with or without teacher licensure in:

Early Childhood Education: This program focuses on teaching children from birth through age 8 in a variety of settings. Through meaningful and authentic coursework and field experiences, students connect theory, research and practical information.

Elementary Education: This program focuses on teaching children in grades kindergarten through six. Through meaningful and authentic coursework and field experiences, students gain strong preparation in the academic content areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, and the arts.

Special Education: This program prepares preservice teachers to teach students with a variety of exceptionalities, ages 5-21. Through meaningful coursework and ongoing field experiences, students connect theory, research and practice.

Upcoming Center for Urban Education Events

  • Saturday, May 4th – UNC graduation ceremony (Greeley)
  • Sunday, May 5th, 2:00 p.m. – CUE Graduation Celebration at the center

Growing Our Own for Urban Classrooms:

The Paraprofessionals-to-Teachers Pipeline

The Center for Urban Education is thrilled to begin a new initiative: Growing Our Own for Urban Classrooms: The Paraprofessionals-to-Teachers Pipeline. Thanks to a $125,000 grant award from the Colorado Department of Education's Plan Into Action grant program, we will have the opportunity to recruit, develop and retain a diverse teacher corps that supports strong learning outcomes for all students in urban environments and throughout Colorado. This grant will help the Center for Urban Education...

  • Recruit and develop additional teachers from underrepresented communities;
  • Increase our sustainable teacher pipeline through which graduates are hired into partner schools;
  • Increase partnership opportunities with area school districts; and
  • Provide professional development to help area educators develop culturally-responsive curriculum.

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