Current Student Resources

Current Student Resources

Resources for Current COE Students

Scholarships & Financial Aid


The UCCS College of Education (COE) strongly encourages undergraduate and graduate students considering a COE program to apply for financial aid.

The Mentor Collective Program

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The Mentor Collective program enhances the student experience by linking them one-on-one with an alum or peer mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in school, how to approach challenges and gain career advice. At the same time, mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

Praxis Exams


The Praxis exams measure the academic skills and subject-specific knowledge needed as an educator. Students must pass the state-approved licensure exams for their endorsement area to be recommended for licensure.

Background Checks

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A cleared background check is required for all field experiences: practicum, internship, and student teaching. Background checks for school-based experiences must be logged h the COOL system (Colorado Department of Education). All background checks must go through the CBI and FBI and reported to the correct entity (CDE or the College of Education). The College of Education will provide a voucher for ONE background check per student.

Student Employment Opportunities


The UCCS Student Employment Assistance Network (SEAN) is where students can go to apply for on-campus and off-campus hourly or work-study positions.