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Uribe, Maria

Maria Uribe

Senior Instructor Emerita, Literacy Education
  • Affiliate Faculty, Teaching
  • School of Education & Human Development

Email Address:maria.uribe@ucdenver.edu

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street

Denver, CO 80204

Dr. Maria Uribe is a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado Denver in the in the School of Education & Human Development. After dedicating 35 years in teaching, coaching, preparing pre-service teacher and service teachers, and an awarded administrator, she is now a professor of literacy and licensure courses at the university. Her passion to see students succeed and their well being has inspired her to always promote cultural responsive teaching for all students.

Areas of Expertise

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Literacy for mainstream and bilingual students
  • Leadership and Innovation

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center – Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Innovation - May 2004 
  • University of Denver - The Ritchie Program for Schools Leaders – 2007 • University of Colorado at Boulder – Master of Arts Degree in Multicultural and Bilingual Education – 1997 • Universidad INCCA de Colombia- Mayor in Pre-school Education – 1984
  • Columbia University – English as Second Language – 1980 
  • Literate in Spanish and English

Intensive professional development second language learning, teacher education, and literacy development by attending national and local conferences including American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Denver Public Schools, National Network for Educational Renewal, Front Range Board of Cooperative Educational Services, BOCES Bilingual/ESL Network (BEN), Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education, and the Holmes Partnership.


  • SEHD Faculty Development Grant – February 6, 2018 
  • Leadership Alumni Award University Colorado Denver - 2014 
  • Colorado Association of Bilingual Education (CABE) – President Award – 2013
  • Denver Public School – Elementary Principal of the Year- 2010 
  • Colorado Association of Bilingual Education (CABE) – President Award – 2007
  • University of Colorado at Denver – Nominated and honored for the Best Doctoral Student in the Educational Leadership and Innovation Program – 2004 
  • Denver Public Schools – Goldstar teacher of the year 2004 for the South West Area
  • Colorado Department of Education - Professional Teacher License - Endorsement
  • Elementary Education & Early Childhood, 2006-2011


Colorado Association of Bilingual Education

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