Teacher Education/Special Education Latest News
From the Academic Advisor
Welcome back! I hope this edition finds you having a great start to your fall semester! And a big thanks you to all those who have been patient regarding course changes, full sections, and have been flexible with program starts. Please see below for more information and important tips.
Teacher Ed and Special Ed Handbooks
You can now find the handbooks and all appendices on the SEHD website – under CURRENT STUDENTS – CURRENT STUDENT RESOURCES. Or click here!
Have some time to sub this semester? What to get familiar with different school districts? If so, download a substitute application and follow directions on the Colorado Department of Education’s website. Please note that you will also need to apply within each separate school district human resources department as well as inquire about pay scales. http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/Licensure_FirstTimeApp.asp
Emailing your Instructors
Please click here to get email addresses for all Teacher Ed Faculty this fall.
Please see http://sehdassessment.cudenver.edu/index.html to view more information on Live Text and to view times on calendar for fall trainings.
Live Text Tip: Firefox web browser is the most effective browser to use with LiveText. For Mac users, please know that Safari is incompatible. For PC users, MS Explorer will work, but Firefox is still more reliable/efficient.
Student IDs and validation of current IDs (to obtain a semester sticker for city transportation) may be obtained in the Commuter Resource Center, Tivoli, room 269. Proof of tuition payment or class schedule (with your name and/or student ID# printed on the schedule) and a current picture ID are required.
Please note that our main SSC office is now on official fall schedule and is open 8-6pm M-Thursday and 8-5pm Fridays. Our office will be closed September 7 in observance of Labor Day. You can reach me for appointments or questions by calling 303-315-4980 or emailing Meredith.firstname.lastname@example.org
~Meredith Lopez, Academic Advisor, IPTE
In the SPRING 2010 The School of Education and Human Development would like to pilot a special section of LLC5030 Language and Literacy Acquisition I with a merged linguistically diverse and special education focus. The course will cover such topics as first and second language acquisition for students with and without disabilities, explore the differences among language/literacy acquisition versus disability for English language learners, and best practices for promoting language and literacy development for English language learners with and without disabilities.
The course would be open to both LDE and SPED majors who will receive credit toward their respective degrees.
If you would be interested in taking this course in the Spring 2010 please email Dr. Barbara Dray at email@example.com.
The University of Colorado Denver maintains a strong commit to health education and prevention for all students, faculty and the entire university community. In support of this priority, we have proactively implemented new immunization requirements for all degree-seeking students. Effective fall term 2009, all degree-seeking students are required to provide the following documentation to the Auraria Health Center by 5pm on November 9, 2009:
1. Completed Auraria Immunization Form
2. Signed Meningococcal Disease Information Form
3. Signed Tuberculosis Screening (Risk Assessment) Form
4. Official Proof of Immunization Documentation*
To obtain these forms, go to the Auraria Health Center web site: www.ucdenver.edu/immunizations
Students born after January 1, 1957 must provide documented proof that they have received two rubeola (measles), two rubella (German measles) and two mumps vaccinations OR one combination MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) or that they are immune (titer test).
Official proof of immunization documents are one of the following:
• Certificate of Immunization Form (found at www.ucdenver.edu/immunizations) signed by a physician, nurse or school authority
• Copy of medical records from a physician which outlines your immunization history or blood titer test which assesses immunity
• Official International “Yellow” Certificate of Immunization or,
• Official signed copy of High School Immunization Record.
All required vaccines or blood tests are available by appointment at the Auraria Health Center ($14/shot). Non-compliant students may be subject to administrative immunization holds placed on their official record. These holds will prevent subsequent term registrations until immunization compliance is met.
In response to increasing numbers of A/H1N1 influenza (swine flu) cases in the United States, the University’s Emergency Response Team has activated efforts to gather information, including regular contact with local public health authorities, and to take appropriate proactive steps for the campus community. A website providing resources and relevant information about the situation for the University community is located at http://www.ucdenver.edu/flualert. We do ask students to continue taking appropriate personal precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, including regular hand washing and the use of alcohol based hand sanitizers. The national Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have strongly recommended students to become vaccinated with the seasonal flu vaccine this fall and UC Denver encourages this practice.
For additional information about the new UC Denver immunization requirements or compliance questions please call the Auraria Immunization Office at 303-352-4186.
Best wishes for a successful semester.
Frank Sanchez, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Lawrence Street Center Security Doors
The security staff at LSC has brought to our attention that people are using the stairwell door that leads out to the loading dock behind Lawrence Street Center causing the door alarm to sound. This door is clearly labeled to inform all that the alarm is set and will sound if opened. Please refrain from using this door. THANK YOU!
TC/Partner School Spotlight
Welcome Judy Weaver!
The Thomson Elementary Partnership is delighted to welcome our new Site Coordinator, Judy Weaver! Judy has been an inspiration to educators for over 30 years and now Thomson is fortunate enough to benefit from her incredible experience and insight. Judy will be an asset not only to this school, but to the entire IPTE community!
~MJ Lechner, Site Professor, Thomson Elementary, JeffCo
Goldrick Welcomes Our Teacher Candidates for the Fall 2009 Semester!!
We are happy to introduce our teacher candidates for this semester. Starting from left to right, we have: Carolina Mendez, Abbey Jones, Carly Lesser, Nicole Martin, Keely Johnson, (back row, right to left) Tony Fetter, Angela West and Michaela McLaughlin. We are thrilled to have such an awesome, dedicated, hard working group of teacher candidates that recognize the importance of doing their best for the diverse students we serve. Thank you for all your hard work these first few weeks!!!! You guys are the BEST!!!!!!
~Tania Hogan, Site Coordinator, Goldrick Elementary School, DPS
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Teach Grants – Earn $4,000-$8,000!
I wanted to inform you about a few FHA, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac programs which were designed for Independent School District, Community College, University and High School employees.
Whether you are a Teacher, Principal, Nurse, Counselor, Administrator, Adjunct Faculty, Secretary, Coach you can participate.
These programs are offered through EduPrograms and can be of great benefit especially with the current market conditions.
These programs are available if you are:
- Purchasing a home
– Refinancing your current mortgage
– Building a new home
– Wishing to refinance and receive CASH BACK
For additional details, please visit EduPrograms.
Have a great school year,
Conferences & Special Events
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Part-Time Childcare Needed
We are looking for a student interested in early childhood education to pick up our children (ages 1, 3 and 5) at school 2-3 days per week, drive them home to Stapleton and watch them until approximately 6pm. Safe car and clean driving record required, salary will be commensurate with experience. We would prefer a graduate student but will consider an undergraduate student with prior childcare experience. If you are interested please contact Liz Firmender at firstname.lastname@example.org.