As a unit of the Graduate School, our vision is to serve as an exceptional graduate and professional student development program.
Our mission is to achieve excellence and inclusion through the support of graduate students as college and university educators, researchers, and leaders, and prepare them for future academic and professional careers in the public or private spheres.
Our goal is to encourage graduate students to embrace teaching as an intellectual and inclusive act and to pursue their personal and professional development through participation in the program.
Graduate students at CU Boulder will:
Interact with a community of scholars made up of faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, and staff from their own and from other departments and campuses;
Learn to work with diverse populations in diverse postsecondary and other work environments;
Model and foster integrity and fairness;
Develop advising, mentoring, and classroom management skills;
Attend to their skill development in teaching, research, service, and professional development;
Explore and learn to use effective learning technologies and evidence-based instruction.
Marcia Yonemoto is Professor of History and Director of the Graduate Teacher Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Japanese history from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been teaching at CU since 1995. Professor Yonemoto teaches courses on Japanese history, women’s and family history, historical methodology, and global history at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests are in...
Dr. W.F. Preston Cumming received his PhD in Geography in 2013 from the University of Colorado Boulder. His primary research interests lie in ecology and biometeorology, working on micro- and macro-climatic variability and how both native and non-native plant species respond. His post-doctoral work was in Botany at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Preston has been the Lead Coordinator for STEM and Social Sciences with the GTP...
Mark Pleiss Lead Coordinator Graduate Teacher Program firstname.lastname@example.org 303-492-4903 Education B.A. Simpson College M.A., Spanish, University of Colorado Boulder Ph.D., Spanish, University of Colorado Boulder Profile Mark Pleiss is the Lead Coordinator of the Graduate Teacher Program. He completed his Ph.D. in Contemporary Peninsular Spanish Literature and Culture and has taught at CU Boulder, St. Olaf College, and Metro-State University of Denver. He has extensive experience with graduate instructor professional...