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About Us

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.


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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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