The School of Education maintains long-standing partnerships with school districts in the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area. District partners improve the quality of university programs by sending clinical professors to team-teach at CU-Boulder and by providing practicum and student teaching experiences for our students. Likewise, CU faculty members work with teachers on implementing research-based practices and evaluating curriculum and instruction. Partner districts also participate in the Partners in Education (PIE) program, which is a Master’s degree pathway for new teachers that offers extensive professional development with expert mentors.