College of Education

College of Education at UCCS

Greetings students, alum, community partners, parents, and friends!
Welcome to the UCCS College of Education website. We hope you find these pages informative and engaging, highlighting the exciting programs we offer and the outstanding faculty, staff, and students that contribute to the success of our institution.

Interested in an Initial Teaching License?

Why Choose the College of Education?

Expansive Program Options

The College of Education at UCCS offers Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees in diverse fields, as well as professional certificates leading to licensure and added endorsements.

Diverse Education Environment

Infusing Equity, Inquiry, and Innovation into each of our programs provides you with an outstanding educational experience.

Accredited by CACREP

The Counseling programs at UCCS are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).

College of Education
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  • Counseling and Human Services

    If you are looking for a dynamic, accredited counseling program with an award winning faculty that focuses on quality counselor training in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling, our department is just what you're looking for. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • Leadership, Research, and Foundations

    By enrolling in one of the excellent programs offered here, you have identified yourself as an educational leader. You are now embarking upon an adventure in learning. Through this program you will be in partnership with a faculty of outstanding professionals who are also leaders in the field of education. They have been selected because of their commitment to excellence, their outstanding record in teaching adults, and their ability to mentor and develop leaders.

  • Teaching and Learning

    Our Teacher Education & Licensure Program includes Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate options in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary and Special Education. Our secondary education content areas are English, World Languages, and Social Studies. Those interested in secondary Math and Science will complete the UCCSTeach program, an inquiry-based program modeled after the highly successful UTeach program. Our Alternative Licensure Program (ALP) is offered for secondary licensure (English, Foreign Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Computer Science) with online course availability and a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction option. Teaching & Learning is also home to a variety of certificates, endorsements, Bachelors and Masters programs.

  • Office of Inclusive Services (OIS)

    The Office of Inclusive Services at UCCS provides students with intellectual disabilities support to meaningfully access academic, career, and social activities on campus.

    Students receive individualized services from trained mentors, peer volunteers, and faculty, designed to meet their learning needs and career aspirations.

    As a fully matriculated student:

    • Earn a nationally recognized certificate
    • Take two to three courses in line with career goals
    • Participate in internships 
    • Join clubs and participate in campus activities
    • Create a personal portfolio 
    • Develop opportunities for off-campus employment 
    • Set goals and develop a clear career path

    For more information please contact the Office of Inclusive Services at 719-255-4214 or jharmon@uccs.edu.