Profiles

Fast Facts

Candidates admitted to the School of Education have an average GPA of 3.31, based primarily on their work in arts and sciences, compared with a university average of 2.96.

Undergraduate candidates in teacher licensure programs major in approved discplines among the arts and sciences and engineering, building their expertise in specific content areas.

Our undergraduates fall into a variety of majors, with these as the most common: biology, communications, English, history, mathematics, and psychology.

PhD Candidate, Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity

My commitment to the education of emergent bilingual children started when my son enrolled in a U.S. public school that did not value his native language and also was not prepared to teach him English. Due to his challenging educational experiences...

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PhD Candidate, Curriculum & Instruction - Literacy

My journey to the CU doctoral program began in earnest in a southern Nevada middle school classroom, where I had the privilege to teach English and ESL to the students of a wonderful, predominantly Latin@/Chican@ community that still feels like home. My students arrived...

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Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction - Literacy

At the age of 21, I stepped straight from college into a teaching position in a high-poverty elementary school in southern California. I hope I was able to provide some valuable learning experiences for the second and third graders who shared that classroom ...

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Associate Professor, Educational Psychology & Learning Sciences (EPSY)

As a youth worker in San Francisco’s Mission District in the mid-1990’s, I witnessed a variety of contradictions that students of color confronted in their everyday lives. I remember intellectually inclined youth who dove into conversations about “urbanology” but struggled to ...

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Professor, Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity (EECD)

My upbringing in a political family, my own mixed ethnicity, my graduate program in bilingual cross-cultural special education, a state-sponsored program designed to support non-biased decision-making for culturally and linguistically diverse students, and ...

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MA Student, Curriculum & Instruction - Literacy

As a public school student in Pueblo, Colorado, I grew up witnessing the disparities that played out in education on the basis of race and class daily. The schools I attended were considered low-income and were vastly under-resourced. As students and youth...

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