About COE


The UCCS College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  

We offer undergraduate and advanced degrees, initial and advanced licenses, and additional endorsements. In fall 2017, 1,063 students were enrolled for 9,023 credit hours across three departments: Teaching and Learning; Counseling and Human Services; and Leadership, Research, and Foundations.

The majority of students in the department of Teaching and Learning  complete the Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education. The UCCSTeach program is designed to serve secondary math and science educator majors. The Special Education program offers undergraduate and graduate licensure in Special Education Generalist and a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education. The department also offers a Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. 

The Department of Counseling and Human Services offers the MA in Counseling and Human Services (CACREP accredited School and Clinical Mental Health programs), Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Human Services with an emphasis in Counseling and Leadership Air Officer Commanding Cohort (AOCC) in collaboration with the United States Air Force Academy, a minor in Human Services, and licensure coursework for School Counseling.

The Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations offers a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership, coursework for principal or superintendent's license, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy.

For information concerning COE programs, please contact the Student Resource Office at education@uccs.edu, coe.uccs.edu or 719-255-4996.


We endeavor to be the foremost regional College of Education, fostering a just and inclusive global society.


We prepare teachers, leaders, and counselors who embrace equity, inquiry, and innovation.


  • Embrace equity, diversity, and social justice
  • Ensure high quality preparation of education and counseling professionals
  • Engage in research-based inquiry and practice
  • Provide continual professional growth opportunities
  • Infuse and enhance the use of technology
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to effect change
  • Work across college and university to optimize efficiency and effectiveness

Core Values

  • Equity
  • Inquiry
  • Innovation