Jul 22, 2018  
2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education


 

General Information

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COE Student Resource Office
Columbine Hall, Room 3010
Phone: (719) 255-4996
Fax: (719) 255-4110
Email: education@uccs.edu
www.uccs.edu/coe/student-resource-office.html


The College of Education (COE) prepares teachers, leaders and counselors to work in local, regional, national and international settings. The college is comprised of hallmark programs that are grounded in research, evidence-based practice, equity and social justice. Through these programs, the College of Education’s students are well prepared to serve as effective practitioners in classroom, administrative and human service environments.

We believe that our professional preparation programs are based on best practices, pursuing excellence in teaching leadership and counseling. Students and faculty honor the diverse needs, cultures, ideas and perspectives present within a democratic society and adhere to culturally responsive practices in teaching, leadership and research. The College is committed to preparing graduates who will be advocates for social change and adapt to the ever changing needs of our globally-connected, technology-infused world. Finally, the College prides itself on developing and maintaining positive, productive relationships with local school districts and community agencies through various partnerships and collaborative endeavors.

Mission

We prepare teachers, leaders, and counselors who embrace equity, inquiry and innovation.

Vision

We endeavor to be the foremost regional College of Education, fostering a just and inclusive global society.

Accreditation

The College of Education’s professional programs are accredited by the North Central Association of College and Secondary Schools, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Department on Higher Education (CDHE).

Faculty

Visit the College of Education website to preview the most up-to-date information about our faculty:

http://www.uccs.edu/coe/people/faculty.html

Admissions Information

Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Contact the COE Student Resource Office at (719) 255-4996 or education@uccs.edu.

For current admission information on specific programs, visit the College of Education website.

Academic Advising

Undergraduate Students
Contact: Bill Bannister bbanist@uccs.edu, (719) 255-3069 or Ruth Sansing rsansing@uccs.edu, (719) 255-3747
Academic Advising, Main Hall 208

Graduate Students
Contact our Student Resource Office to schedule an appointment with your advisor:

COE Student Resource Office
Columbine Hall, Room 3010
Phone: (719) 255-4996
Fax: (719) 255-4110
Email: education@uccs.edu
www.uccs.edu/coe/student-resource-office.html
 

Programs of Study

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Counseling and Human Services

The Department of Counseling and Human Services offers post-graduate, graduate, endorsement, and undergraduate programs.

Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs as well as teacher licensure, endorsement and certificate programs.

Degree programs offered:

Licensures and Endorsement offered:

Leadership, Research and Foundations

The Department of Leadership, Research and Foundations offers a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Research and Policy (PhD), graduate, endorsement, and certificate programs.

COE General Academic Policies

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Specific academic polices related to each department may be found on the department webpage or obtained through the designated chair of each department. For additional Undergraduate Program Policies, please refer to the Academic Policies, Registration, and Records section of this Catalog; for additional Graduate Program Policies, please refer to the Graduate School  section of this Catalog.

Changes of Program Requirements

Program requirements may change without notification due to changes in licensure standards or state statutes.

Graduation Requirements

The Catalog that governs a student’s graduation requirements is the one in effect at the time of a student’s most recent admission into the college of the student’s degree program.

Graduation Procedures

Graduate Students

Please contact the COE Faculty Liaison at the beginning of the last semester of your degree program to complete the Application for Admission to Candidacy for an Advanced Degree paperwork. This form must be completed in its entirety and submitted by the announced deadline. Additionally, students are required to complete a diploma card application through their student port. Failure to submit required graduation materials by the university established deadline may result in delay of graduation.

Graduation forms and diploma card instructions can be downloaded at: http://www.uccs.edu/graduateschool/current-students.html

Completed graduation forms and general inquiries can be submitted to coegrad@uccs.edu.

Undergraduate Students

Please contact your advisor in Academic Advising early in the last semester of your degree program to complete the required graduation paperwork. Failure to submit required graduation materials by the university established deadline may result in delay of graduation.

Transfer Credit

Graduate Students

All work accepted by transfer must come and be transferred into the university within a six-year time limit. All transfer coursework must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution (four-year institution to transfer to graduate program, two- or four-year institution to transfer to undergraduate program) and have been awarded a letter grade. College work more than seven years old may not count or may require validating or updating.

Credits transferred from other institutions to the University of Colorado will be limited to the type and amount of credit given for similar work at the University of Colorado. Course work completed at another CU campus will most likely transfer.

Work already applied toward a Master’s degree received at another institution cannot be accepted for transfer toward a Master’s degree at the University of Colorado; extension work completed at another institution cannot be transferred; and correspondence work, except to make up deficiencies, is not recognized. 

Credit will not be transferred until the student has established a satisfactory academic record of at least one semester in residence. To be eligible for courses to be considered for transfer, a student must have an overall B average in all courses taken at the University of Colorado in Graduate School. Students are then encouraged to meet with their advisor or department chairperson to ensure that approved credits are transferred to UCCS.

Transferred credit will not reduce the residency requirement at this University, but it may reduce the amount of work to be completed in formal courses.

Excess undergraduate credits from another institution may not be transferred to the Graduate School.

Transfer Students

Transfer students will work closely with their advisor in Academic Advising and the Office of Degree Audit and Transfer Credit to determine which courses will transfer to the University. Department chairpersons and faculty representatives will also provide assistance for this process.

Seniors at UCCS

Seniors at this University may transfer a limited amount of advanced resident work (up to 9 hours) to a graduate program provided such work:

  • Is completed with distinction in the senior year at this University
  • Occurs within the six-year time limit
  • Has not been applied toward another degree
  • Is recommended for transfer by the department concerned and is approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Acceptance of Graduate Credits

A COE Department may recommend to the Graduate School Dean the acceptance of graduate transfer credit.

Nine (9) credits may be transferred from another institution and applied toward a graduate degree at UCCS. A grade of “B” or better is required. All work accepted for transfer must have been completed within the six-year time limit (Master’s degree) or seven year time limit (Doctorate), or be validated and approved by program faculty through a course validation process.

Twelve (12) credits may be transferred from within the university for unclassified students. A grade of “B” or better is required. All work accepted for transfer must have been completed within the six-year or seven-year time limit mentioned above, or be validated and approved by program faculty through a course validation process.

College of Education Admission Requirements

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Prospective graduate and undergraduate students should contact education@uccs.edu to discuss specific admissions guidelines for each department and program.

General Graduate Admissions Guidelines

  1. Complete online application: http://www.uccs.edu/~apply/
  2. Complete required standardized test (Counseling and Leadership programs only).
  3. Obtain three letters of reference.
  4. Submit transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended. Students who attended UCCS do not have to request official transcripts for admission.
  5. Students should have a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA or above.
  6. Submit a Career Goal Statement - please see the department specific guidelines.
  7. Submit a current resume.
  8. Complete a background check (Colorado Bureau of Investigation - Instant Background Check).
  9. Complete an admissions interview.

General Undergraduate Admissions Guidelines

  1. Complete online application: http://www.uccs.edu/~apply/.
  2. Submit a high school transcript or GED certificate.
  3. Submit ACT or SAT test scores (unless a transfer student from another college with over 12 hours of transferable credit).
  4. All transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities.

Admission to Teacher Licensure Programs

All students who wish to enroll in initial teacher education licensure programs (TELP, SELP, UCCSTeach) must be admitted to UCCS and complete a second admissions process for the respective program. Please contact the Student Resource Office at (719) 255-4996 or education@uccs.edu for specific details.

 

Programs

Licensure

Master of Sciences

Counseling and Human Services

Go to information for this department.

Programs

Master of Arts

Minor

Educational Leadership, Research, and Foundations

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Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Arts

Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Go to information for this department.

Programs

Bachelor of Innovation™

Special Education

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Programs

Licensure

Master of Arts

Teaching and Learning

Go to information for this department.

Programs

Licensure

Master of Arts