Teacher Education/Special Education Latest News
Important Information from Meredith Lopez, UCTE Academic Advisor
Summer Registration for Special Education
For any dual or initial special education students, please contact myself or your special education faculty advisor for any questions regarding summer registration. E-mails will not be sent out regarding courses for registration due to courses in summer not being grouped in a cohort. Special education students who are added endorsement or masters only should meet with their assigned faculty advisors. Students should follow their program plan of study and registration immediately.
Fall 2012 Registration
Registration assistance emails will be going out this month regarding fall registration for UCTE cohorts. Special education students who are added endorsement or masters only should meet with their assigned faculty advisors. As always you are always welcome to make an appointment with me to discuss any advising questions or concerns.
The deadline to apply for scholarships for the Fall 2012 term has been extended to April 15th! To apply for these awards, please complete the online scholarship application. As a reminder, any scholarship you qualify for will be available for you to apply to in your portal. If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Scholarship Resource Office at 303-352-3608.
Applying for Teaching License/Endorsements
Congratulations on heading into the final months finishing the licensure and/or added endorsement program! Please note that you will not be able to apply until your final UCD grades post to your transcript tentatively May 21, 2012.
- Please find directions on how to begin the initial licensure or endorsement (based on an approved program) application process here, under LICENSURE PROCESS.
- For requesting your transcripts, we are in the middle of updating these forms with the correct email address. In the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your transcripts.
- To start your online application process, click here.
- Dual students finishing who have not already applied for the initial license can use this application to apply for both licenses. I will list both licenses on the verification page.
- Obtain the “Approved Program Verification Form” through the online application. Make sure that all grades are posted, fill out the top portion of the form, and scan/email or fax (303-315-6311) the “Approved Program Verification Form” directly to me.
- I will then scan/email the form back to you so that you can upload to Colorado Department of Education.
- Remember undergraduate and UCD transcripts also need to be forwarded by the applicant to Colorado Department of Education to complete the application.
- Undergraduate candidates must contact Stephanie Hamington in CLAS to sign for licensure verification.
- If you need a letter of support to your hiring authority while waiting for your license to process, please contact me.
Master Options for Graduate/Undergraduate Licensure Completers
All teacher education graduate licensure completers who are going on to complete a masters option are required to complete an MA Option Selection Sheet indicating the MA Option that will be pursued and the term starting the MA Option. Please turn this form into the SSC office, room 701. We encourage you to contact the SSC advisor listed on the options sheet for more information and sequencing of courses.
Undergraduates-we highly encourage you to apply for our masters programs through a shortened application process, plus we’ll waive the application fee!! For more details, please contact our admissions counselor, Lindsay Austin.
Applying for Jobs
Please note that there are several job fairs continuing through the month of April and a recent advertisement for Anchorage School District who will be conducting on campus interviews April 11. Please see the information below under: Job/Volunteer Opportunities.
Teacher Resource Pick of the Month
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We want to spotlight YOU! If you have recently finished your license and have been hired on as a long-term sub or in a regular full-time teaching position, we want to hear your story! Please send submissions to Rachel! Thank you Yer for your submission!
Congratulations to Lauren DeFeo for taking a long-term substitute position at Central Elementary School in Adams #14 for her CT who will be going on maternity leave! GREAT JOB!
Yer Xiong, Jackie King, and Nicole Miller!
Laredo would like to give a shout out to Yer Xiong, Jackie King, and Nicole Miller for taking long term sub positions at Laredo. It has been wonderful to have such wonderful teachers step into positions at Laredo. They work side by side with the staff doing team planning, participating in professional development, giving TCAP assessments. The principal, Quinn O’Keefe, has been very impressed by the stellar job these ladies have been doing and the time and effort they have put in working side by side with their teams. We will surely miss those who are not coming back after spring break. It has been wonderful having such devoted teachers at Laredo.
Becky Miller, Site Coordinator, Laredo Elementary School, Aurora Public Schools
Anchorage, Alaska is recruiting Special Education Teachers
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Seeking Special Education Teachers for Dissertation Study
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership and Innovation at the University of Colorado Denver. I am currently seeking special education teachers for participation in my dissertation research study. Participants must be special education teachers who are involved in providing instruction or intervention for students with specific learning disabilities. The dissertation study plans to learn more about the attitudes and beliefs that special educators hold about the discipline of mathematics and mathematics teaching and learning.
Participants who consent to join the study will be asked to participate in phase one of the study and may be invited to participate in phase two of the study. Phase one consists of completing an online survey consisting of questions related to educational and professional teaching background, beliefs about mathematics and teaching mathematics, and attitudes about activities related to doing mathematics. The anticipated time required to complete the online survey is one-hour. A sub-sample of participants will be invited to participate in phase two of the study, which will consist of a recorded structured interview. The structured interview may take place in person or over the telephone and is anticipated to take one-hour. The data collection for the study will be completed by October 2012. Participants can choose not to continue participation at any time.
If you are interested in participating, please contact me via email at email@example.com. If you have questions, please contact me via email at the address above or by phone at 303-204-6263.
Melissa Colsman, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Colorado Denver
Seeking Spanish Teacher
West Denver Prep SMART (Science, Math, & Arts Academy) is in search of an exemplary Secondary Spanish Educator to become part of our founding 9th grade team for the Fall of 2012.
Here is our mission statement: Through a challenging and relevant liberal arts education of high standards, structure, and accountability, West Denver Prep SMART, Science, Math, & Arts Academy prepares scholars in grades nine through twelve for purposeful social agency to and through graduation from four-year colleges and universities.
Please contact Antonio Vigil, School Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.579.5927 for more information.
Thank you for sharing with your spring graduates.
Best, Antonio Vigil
Rocky Mountain Teacher Fair
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2012 Colorado-Wyoming Teacher Fairs
Please click HERE to get a complete list of Teacher Fairs!
Crowley County Seeking Writing Teacher