Partnerships are the heartbeat of the School of Education & Human Development. They bring life to the preparation of our students, the research of our faculty and graduate students, and enable us to continually engage with schools, districts, community and human service organizations in ways that simultaneously renew and transform our work and the lives of children, families and adults alike.
The School of Education & Human Development has a 25+ year history of working in close partnership with schools and communities to support educator preparation, counseling and human development, ongoing professional learning for practitioners, research and evaluation, and technical assistance. Our partnerships are grounded in deep relationships with each school, district and organization, seeking to understand their context, their strengths and assets, and how our work together can positively impact everyone involved. Our school’s Office of Partnerships is responsible for facilitating and coordinating collaborations with districts, schools and the broader community to support all clinical experiences for undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates across multiple teacher education pathways and brings synergy to the broader partnership efforts within SEHD.
P-TAP is an online innovative and flexible pathway intentionally designed by the University of Colorado Denver for working paraprofessionals across the State of Colorado to complete a bachelor’s degree with licensure in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Special Education.
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.
Our Dual Enrollment Pathways programs: allow students to earn up to a year of college credit toward a teaching degree; open doors for more students of color; build relationships that drive college admissions, registration, and student success; and leverage highly relevant high school and college courses and field experiences to awaken students’ desire to teach.
ThinqStudio is a faculty-initiated, faculty-driven community of learners exploring the possibilities of learning and teaching in Higher Education.