The College of Education and Behavioral Studies supports the belief that education is transformational; that candidates who successfully complete our professional education programs can make a difference in the lives of their students and clients.
The vision of the College is to lead conversations around issues of human enlightenment, social conscience, and mutual caring. This ideal includes helping candidates acquire the knowledge, the ability, and the will to impact all students' life chances. Our vision is to inspire in candidates a heightened and consequential sense of responsibility for stewardship of our schools and our communities.
UNC is one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities receiving Community Engagement Classification from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
UNC is ranked 12th for “Colleges with Psychology at Their Core” and 44th among top U.S. Colleges & Universities for Teaching Education.
Nearly one-third of the winners of the Colorado Department of Education's Teacher of the Year award are UNC graduates.
UNC leads the state in teacher employment and has more students enrolled in Science Licensure programs than any other Colorado institution (CCHE, 2013).
Recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award
As the premiere education institution in the state of Colorado, the College of Education contributes to the betterment of society through research, professional service, and the preparation of a diverse and comprehensive array of education professionals who are life-long learners, skilled in pedagogy and content, knowledgeable of standards and assessment, and capable of working effectively with all populations in a changing global environment.
Commitment to Diversity
Diversity in the Teacher Preparation Curriculum
UNC is committed to the inclusion of topics on diversity into teacher preparation programs. It is critical for teacher candidates to understand issues pertinent to diversity.
College of Education and Behavioral Studies
Statement on Diversity
The College has included beliefs and affirmations about diversity in several important documents including the mission statement and the conceptual framework.
Native American Innovative Leader Program (NAIL)
UNC was awarded a grant through the Office of Indian Education (OIE), designed for 35 Native American teachers from any tribe who wish to advance their career in leadership.
Diversity and Equity Committee
This committee prioritizes diversity issues across the College, including supporting the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students; advocating for the infusion of diverse curriculum.