Ofelia Schepers at graduation

Student keynote: Building bridges from a familiar world toward an unfamiliar world

May 25, 2018

Ofelia Schepers is a doctoral graduate in the Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity program and studied teacher stress in a rural school district that is culturally, linguistically and economically diverse. Read Schepers’ inspiring keynote speech to learn more about her journey here.

Tyler LeCroy speaks at Graduation

Student keynote: Finding and growing your village of supports

May 25, 2018

Tyler LeCroy found his passion for math and science education first at a community college and then through the Secondary Science Teacher Licensure program with the School of Education's CU Teach program. Read LeCroy's keynote speech to learn more about his journey here.

Graduates in the courtyard

Photo Album: Celebrating the 2018 #EdBuffs Graduates

May 17, 2018

Congratulations to our recent graduates! Thank you to everyone who joined us at Macky Auditorium in May. We are so proud of all our minors program, teacher licensure and graduate degree recipients. View and download photos here.


Meet Mónica González Ybarra, 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Graduate

May 8, 2018

To her dismay, Mónica González Ybarra faced resistance and questioning about her readiness for college when she was a high school student. Now, González Ybarra incorporates her experiences and Latinx youth voices into her community work and research.

Anisah and Hannah holding #ThankATeacher signs

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 8, 2018

To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week this year, our Undergraduate Student Ambassadors Anisah Spahn and Hannah Rieder interviewed CU Boulder professors to learn what inspires them, what advice they'd give to new teachers, and what they like about living in Colorado.

Brenda Ortiz Torres

Meet Brenda Ortiz Torres, 2018 Outstanding Elementary Education Graduate

May 5, 2018

Brenda Ortiz Torres has always wanted to change the world, and in finding her path to becoming a teacher, she believes she and her students can truly "be the change." Working with students is the reasons she is so hopeful for the future.

Tyler and parents

Meet Tyler LeCroy, 2018 Outstanding CU Teach Graduate

May 3, 2018

Known for his thoughtful insights and engaging lessons, Tyler LeCroy found his love for math and science when he started community college and then transferred to CU Boulder, soon driving a passion for education.

Alita Smith

Meet Alita Smith, 2018 Outstanding Secondary Humanities Graduate

May 3, 2018

With steady dedication to her studies and to her 6-year-old son, Alita Smith shows strength in every endeavor of hers. After two decades in the hospitality industry, Smith took the leap to pursue her lifelong dream of being an educator.

Davis Gidney

Why I Chose CU Boulder: Davis Gidney

April 25, 2018

My name is Davis and I’m from Frisco, Colorado. I’m currently majoring in International Affairs and completing the licensure program in secondary social studies. This coming May, I will be graduating from the University and will be student teaching at Fox Ridge Middle School this coming fall. My journey to...

Anisah Spahn

Why I Chose CU Boulder: Anisah Spahn

April 25, 2018

I never thought that I would become a teacher, because while I always loved learning, I never loved going to school. I knew that I wanted to work with refugees and recent immigrants, as my mom came to the United States as a refugee, but I didn’t know how I...