NxtGEN is an innovative teacher preparation pathway with a strong focus on diversifying the teacher workforce. It develops undergraduates into highly competent teachers who possess the knowledge and skills needed to serve students of diverse languages, cultures and abilities in urban and rural classrooms. The program hits a sweet spot, often attracting individuals who are interested in returning to their home communities to teach. Graduates earn a BA, a Colorado teacher’s license and elementary teacher candidates also earn a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement. To date, the program has prepared 124 teachers for high-needs Colorado schools. The pathway is designed in close partnerships with Aurora Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, Jefferson County School District, and St. Vrain School District. For more information, email Tania.Hogan@ucdenver.edu.
To make the most of your academic experience, you’ll want to take advantage of the many individualized, wraparound supports that NxtGEN offers through the SEHD Success Center. They are designed to develop deep relationships within the NxtGEN student body and to enhance your approach to navigating a successful university journey. Students know they can come to the Success Center and talk to Dr. Hogan and the Center’s Success Coaches about anything and be supported in a variety of ways.
Our friends at TEACH Colorado have free tools and resources to make applying to our program—and becoming a classroom teacher—easier! Create an account today and immediately access: