College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Grad Students Researching Methods to Strengthen Mental Health Training in Rural Schools
October 19, 2022 — Third-year graduate students, Ashley Coburn and Breanna King are on their way to becoming licensed psychologists. Before they earn a Ph.D. from the School of Psychology program, they’re taking a deeper look into a topic affecting youth across the country, especially those living in the rural mountain west – mental health.
UNC-Supported Legislation Secures Stipends for Colorado’s Teacher Education Students
May 27, 2022 — Student educators across the state could have the opportunity to reduce the financial burdens they’re facing as they work their way toward becoming licensed teachers.
UNC Exceeds National Training Goals to Diversify Sign Language Interpreters in Legal Settings
January 28, 2022 — After receiving a $2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, and UNC’s contribution of more than $185,000, a program called Project CLIMB was created. Project CLIMB stands for Cultivating Legal Interpreters from Minority Backgrounds.
UNC Hosts Free Event to Inspire Future Teachers Across Colorado
January 19, 2022 — High school and community college students interested in teaching careers have an opportunity to hear from professional educators and gain valuable knowledge about the field during a free two-day event, Feb. 17-18.
UNC's Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies Recently Awarded over $3 Million in Grants
December 6, 2021 — UNC’s Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Studies, ASL-English Interpretation bachelor's program (ASLEI) was recently awarded over $3 million from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the Colorado Commission for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind (CCDHHDB).
UNC Professor Contributes to State Crisis Plans for Healthcare
July 20, 2020 — University of Northern Colorado Professor Thom Dunn helped lead the state of Colorado in developing its first set of healthcare plans addressing ethical standards of care in times of crisis, from natural disasters to pandemics, when healthcare systems are at risk of becoming overwhelmed.
UNC Education Students, Alumni Step Up in New Environment
April 10, 2020 — In addition to changes made at UNC to better support Bears going through the switch to online classes, UNC students and alumni in the teaching field are taking diverse approaches to supporting families in the switch to online learning for their children in preschool through high school.
UNC Online Education Programs Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
January 17, 2020 — University of Northern Colorado online graduate education programs were ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the publication's 2020 annual report.
UNC Professor Contributes to National Report to Improve Teaching, Learning
January 16, 2020 — University of Northern Colorado Professor Robyn Hess contributed to a recently published national report that provides educators with the top research-backed psychological principles to use for enhancing classroom teaching and learning, particularly in the early grades.
Game Design Studio Kicks Off on Campus for Two Weeks
July 10, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy's Creativity Lab has partnered with iThrive Games to host Game Design Studio, a two-week summer day camp program, on campus July 8-19.
UNC's Answer to the Teacher Shortage: Future Teacher Conference Bigger than Ever
February 12, 2019 — In a never-ending quest to end the teacher shortage in Colorado and nationwide, the University of Northern Colorado is hosting the 5th annual Future Teacher Conference on Friday, Feb. 22.
UNC Professor Participates in Conference on Teaching STEM to English Language Learners
January 24, 2019 — UNC education students can expect to take six-credit hours in preparation of better teaching of STEM subjects to English language learners. UNC Professor of Language Education and Associate Dean and School Director of Teacher Education Jingzi Huang, Ph.D., goes into more detail about these developments and her involvement in a recent conference.
Mines, UNC Formalize Unique Teacher Prep Partnership
April 2, 2018 — The Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) formalized an agreement for a program they developed to increase the number of students prepared to teach in secondary science and math.
Study: Doping in Sports Pervasive
September 7, 2017 — More elite athletes than previously thought are cheating by evading traditional biological drug testing, according to a University of Northern Colorado professor who contributed to groundbreaking research on the topic.
UNC Rural Education Center Featured in National Story
July 12, 2017 — "Most student teachers think that it would be really great to be in the bright lights of the big cities.... But the reality is there are great opportunities for teachers who would commit to student teaching in rural districts. We want to offer this as an incentive for them." — Center Director Harvey Rude to Christian Science Monitor