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New climate learning series to examine justice, emotion, action in education

Aug. 15, 2021

Teachers, informal educators, youth organizers, researchers and more gathered to reimagine climate change education for a more just and sustainable world through a series of free webinars and an in-person gathering at CU Boulder in August and September. Watch the Climate Change Learning Series webinars, which uniquely focused on the role of justice, emotion and action.

Michelle Lopez

Meet Michelle Lopez, a bilingual educator dreaming of new possibilities for her school and community

May 6, 2021

Michelle Lopez’s Colorado roots run deep, and her family histories and culture have helped shape her work as a bilingual teacher. The lucha (or struggle) toward truth can sometimes feel overwhelming and daunting, but it can light the path toward unity and harmony. Completing this program represents a fight for...

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Meet Lauren Gaona, teacher and lifelong learner

May 5, 2021

Lauren Gaona’s students are often her best teachers. After teaching in Thailand, her Thai students taught her the true essence of being a teacher is about building trusting relationships and creating a space for everybody to bring their whole, authentic selves into the classroom. As a teacher, it’s ok to...

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Meet Corey Ferraro, extraordinary educator in extraordinary circumstances and beyond

May 5, 2021

Corey Ferraro had his sights set on two things: becoming a teacher and attending the University of Colorado Boulder. The Master’s Plus Teacher Licensure program in the School of Education allowed him to check both of those boxes in just one year. Becoming a teacher is a life change I...


Meet Lianna Nixon, whose lens on climate communications is changing education and activism

May 5, 2021

Lianna Nixon is an environmental photographer and activist, but on Earth Day 2020, she was not thinking about marches or demonstrations. That was the day she found out if her spot on the world’s largest polar research expedition was still on despite the spread of a global pandemic. Photography and...


Meet Jax Gonzalez, striving for liberation in education, sociology and everything they do

May 5, 2021

Jax Gonzalez’s impressive academic accomplishments and educational pursuits would astound even their former self. I strive for liberation in everything that I do, and teaching is an opportunity to dream about building a world we all want to live in." “As a first-generation college student, to complete a graduate degree...

Katherine Lindauer

Meet Katharine Lindauer, student-athlete advisor and advocate

May 5, 2021

As an academic coordinator for student-athletes, Katharine Lindauer is used to supporting varsity student-athletes as they pursue success on the playing surface and in the classroom, but in the Master’s in Higher Education program, Lindauer is the student, learner, and supporter for classmates. I'm so appreciative of the opportunity to...

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Congratulations to all of our #EdBuffs graduates!

May 5, 2021

Congratulations, education graduates! The School of Education community will gather for virtual commencement on May 6 with the Colorado Teacher of the Year Gerardo Muñoz as the keynote speaker, a celebratory video featuring student reflections, the reading of graduates' names, and more. View the complete honor roll of graduates, meet the Outstanding Graduate awardees, and more.

Jason Buell

Meet Jason Buell, a compassionate advocate for teachers

May 4, 2021

As a former elementary and middle school teacher interested in the intersections of race, science, and education, Jason Buell enrolled in doctoral studies in education because he deeply cares about teachers. I think it is important to not just think about teachers in relation to students, but that teachers themselves...

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Meet Christine Zabala, a passionate educator working toward systemic change in higher education

May 4, 2021

After more than a decade embedded in her postsecondary studies, Christine Zabala is looking forward to more of the same — continuing to work with college students and teaching to transform higher education. I continue to feel passion for working in higher education, because there is still so much work...