The CU Teach program is a four-year degree/licensure program that allows students to complete a rigorous education in a mathematics or science major and fulfill the requirements for a Colorado initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics or Secondary Science. It is a unique collaborative program between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. CU Teach prepares outstanding secondary mathematics and science teachers ready to teach right after earning a bachelor’s degree. CU Teach students get immediate hands-on K–12 teaching experience by enrolling in the first course of the CU Teach program: Step 1 (EDUC 2020). Students can enroll in the Step 1 course as early as their freshmen year at CU. In addition to taking courses from research faculty in the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences, CU Teach students get support from experienced Mentor Teachers (current K–12 teachers) and Master Teachers (CU faculty who are veteran 6th–12th grade teachers). WE-Teach is the program’s student organization.
The Education Diversity Scholars (EDS) program works with the University of Colorado’s LEAD Alliance Neighborhood to provide students of color and first-generation college students with social and academic support, as well as advising on financial support and career preparation. The goal of the program is to offer students a welcoming environment and a strong support network in order to help them excel in their chosen fields. By participating in the Diversity Scholars neighborhood, students have access to the personal contact and support of a small community while still being able to take advantage of the benefits of a large university.
The Student Association of Graduate Education (SAGE) sponsors special events for graduate students. Its officers are selected in the fall.