Admissions for Inclusive Early Childhood Leadership, BI

Admissions Details

Inclusive Early Childhood Leadership, BI

Admissions Checklist

Financial Aid Priority Date: March 1, 2024

Undergraduate Application Requirements Checklist

  1. Once admitted to UCCS, your next step is to attend an advising session with a member of the Student Success Center “College of Education Advisor” in Main Hall. In your advising session, you will complete a Preparation Plan listing coursework still needed to complete the undergraduate degree content and prerequisite courses. Included in this plan are a timeline of dates and a list of the Teacher Education core courses that must be completed.
  2. During their sophomore or junior year, students should complete the BI: IECL application (students must complete the application prior to starting the first upper-division block). Please submit the application as well as the materials below (except transcripts) to the College of Education Student Resource Office at

Required Background Check

All College of Education applicants must complete a general background check as part of the admissions requirements:

  1. Go to the website:
  2. Click on “Individuals”
  3. Pay the $6.85 fee
  4. Print a copy of the background check and return it to the College of Education Student Resource Office as part of admissions materials
    • Current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results.

Colorado Department of Human Services Child Abuse Clearance

  1. Inclusive Early Childhood students must complete the "Child Abuse and Neglect Records Check".
  2. Complete and sign the Individual Inquiry Form found on the Colorado Department of Human Services - Office of Early Childhood website.
  3. Authorize CDHS to release the results to: the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Attention: College of Education SRO 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80918
  4. Complete the form as directed on the website.

Supplemental Application Materials

  1. Career Goals Statement* - needs to address:Thoughtful consideration toward career planning & contain examples.
    • Applicant’s motivation to complete studies successfully & contain multiple examples.
    • Must be well-written, organized, and contain no errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling.
  2. Proof of a "quick check" child abuse check for admission. (see detailed General Background Check information below)
  3. Three professional letters of reference (evaluated for relevance and strength). Choose your references carefully. Persons who have been in positions to supervise and/or evaluate your skills are often effective references. Do not ask friends or family members who might be biased.
  4. Have one official transcript of all academic work ever completed to date from schools outside UCCS, sent from the institution you attended directly (electronically or by postal services) to UCCS-Office of Admissions and Records - 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs CO 80918.
    • If your only transcript is from UCCS, you do not need to request being sent.
  5. Once your application is complete and you have been notified of your admission status to the ECL program, contact Dr. Lissanna Follari to schedule a meeting. 

*Undergraduates may use or build upon Philosophy Statement if part of the Introductory Class