Partners in Education (PIE) Master's Program (ORIGINAL)

Since 1987, the Partners in Education (PIE) program has fostered collaborations between surrounding school districts (Boulder Valley, St. Vrain, and Brighton 27J) and the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. "PIE Teachers," many of whom are CU-Boulder graduates, are novice teachers entering their first through third years of teaching. They obtain teaching positions in one of the partnership school districts and participate in a rigorous and personalized induction program, which includes starting a Master's degree program through the School of Education.

Master teachers from the partner school districts, called "Clinical Professors," mentor PIE Teachers 1/2 day each week in their classrooms. In addition to regular coaching embedded in their daily practice, PIE teachers participate in seminars twice monthly which are designed by their Clinical Professors to address the essential question: How do master teachers think, act, learn and create? After their initial PIE year, PIE Teachers then complete their program coursework on campus.

More information on the PIE degree program and application instructions

Coursework Layouts
 

MA Humanities PIE Coursework:

  • ​EDUC 6915-3 Practicum
  • EDUC 8935-3 Internship
  • 3 semester hours in Learning and Development
  • 3 semester hours in Foundations in Education and Curriculum
  • 12 semester hours in Curriculum and Instruction in the Humanities
  • 3 semester hours in EDUC 6964 Capstone Course
  • 3 semester hours elective

MA Literacy PIE Coursework:

  • EDUC 6915-3 Practicum
  • EDUC 8935-3 Internship
  • 15 semester hours of courses in Literacy Education
  • 9 semester hours of additional electives

MA Math/Science Coursework:

  • EDUC 6915-3 Practicum
  • EDUC 8935-3 Internship
  • 3 semester hours in Learning and Development
  • 3 semester hours in Foundations in Education and Curriculum
  • 12 semester hours in Curriculum and Instruction in mathematics and science
  • 3 semester hours in EDUC 6964-3 Capstone Course
  • 3 semester hours elective
     
Penny Scott-Oliver Penny Scott-Oliver
PIE Coordinator