Haydn Crouse

Meet Haydn Crouse, a lifelong learner devoted to her students, personal growth

April 26, 2023

Haydn Crouse had several years of experience teaching in elementary schools and a solid undergraduate underpinning, when she realized she wanted to “become a better teacher for my students.” Crouse, a kindergarten teacher in the St. Vrain School District, enrolled in the Literacy Education Master’s program a CU Boulder to...

Cora Emslie

Meet Cora Emslie, an outstanding graduate who says creating community is key

April 25, 2023

Community is everything to Cora Emslie, the School of Education’s outstanding undergraduate student. Emslie grew up in Fort Collins, and she enrolled in CU Boulder specifically for the School of Education’s unique Leadership and Community Engagement major, one of the only degree programs of its kind nationwide that prepares ethical...

Sophie Friedman

Meet Sophie Friedman, citizen of the world turned STEM teacher

April 24, 2023

Sophie Friedman grew up a “citizen of the world,” living in places like Japan, England, and Germany with her military family, but it’s her experience as an undergraduate and graduate student at CU Boulder and in her student teaching classroom that have made the greatest impact on her next steps...

Lydia Darlington

Paying it forward in student affairs, meet Higher Education graduate Lydia Darlington

April 24, 2023

A lifelong love of learning and a desire to pursue people-centered work led Lydia Darlington to a career in higher education, and her mentors helped her pursue her master’s degree in higher education. Darlington is the Senior Executive Aide to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at CU Boulder, and...

Kassidy Whittemore

With trust and compassion, Kassidy Whittemore connects with students

April 14, 2023

Even though COVID-19 drastically changed schooling the semester Kassidy Whittemore decided to change her major from political science to history and pursue teacher licensure, she found that teaching and working with students was her true passion. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘what if I wake up one day and realize...


Future teachers feeling the toll of school violence, teacher educator says

April 12, 2023

Deena Gumina, assistant teaching professor, graduated from high school at Columbine in 2008. Now as a teacher educator she finds hope from college and high school students who are taking action to try to prevent violence in schools. Now, adults need to "show up" in support.

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CU Boulder's Ed Talks to focus on the fight for civil rights on April 18

April 5, 2023

Join the CU Boulder School of Education on Tuesday, April 18 for Ed Talks, a series of short talks that address some of today's most pressing issues in education and beyond. Inspired by TED Talks, spring 2023 Ed Talks will focus on the personal legacies of changemakers and the ongoing fight for civil rights.

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Join alumna, activist Christine Ahn for screening of her documentary about Korea's DMZ peacemakers

Feb. 23, 2023

On March 15, Christine Ahn, an INVST Community Studies alumna and Nobel Peace Prize Social Activist Awardee, will lead a discussion following the public screening of the "Crossings" documentary about 30 women peacemakers and activists who crossed the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea calling for an end to a 70-year war that has divided Korea and its people.


CU Boulder teacher preparation programs receive high praise, full reauthorization by the state

Feb. 10, 2023

At the Colorado Board of Education February meeting, all of the CU Boulder School of Education’s teacher preparation programs were lauded and received sweeping reauthorization following a state review. All 10 of the CU Boulder teacher endorsement programs earned full reauthorization and the program was praised for its “true partnerships” benefiting student teachers and partner schools.

Lauren Levy

Undergraduate testifies about the financial burdens student teachers face

Jan. 30, 2023

CU Boulder sophomore Lauren Levey testified in front of the Colorado House Education Committee, speaking in personal terms about the challenges she’s faced as an aspiring teacher. Levey, an elementary education major and leadership studies minor, was a witness at a hearing discussing a new and potentially expanding stipend program for student educators in Colorado.