CMC Offers Teacher Bachelor’s Degree in Leadville
On Friday, July 6 Colorado Mountain College (CMC) announced that its teacher education program is expanding to the Leadville campus. Following the same structure as the existing program in Vail and Glenwood Springs, the college is offering a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and a dual licensure in culturally and linguistically diverse education. Teachers are in high demand both regionally and nationally, and teachers with dual licensure in these areas are especially needed.
“Colorado Mountain College offers affordable tuition, particularly for in-district students,” said Barbara Johnson, director of teacher education at the college. “And with an emphasis on classroom experience, our students are able to develop teaching skills from their first semester.”
Last May, the first class of elementary education students graduated from Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley and Glenwood Springs. Equipped with bachelor’s degrees in education, all 10 graduates have already secured teaching positions with school districts in Eagle and Garfield counties.
Recently, the Colorado Department of Higher Education selected four CMC teacher education students for the Future Educator Honor Roll. “Our four teacher candidates have implemented promising practices for all students,” said Dr. Leticia Burbano de Lara, CMC teacher education associate professor.
An information session is scheduled at Colorado Mountain College Leadville on Monday, July 30, from 5 to 6 p.m. The session will be held in New Discovery room 121.
Those interested in finding out more about a teaching career in elementary education can connect HERE , or contact Erin Allaman, teacher education faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-486-4225. Classes will begin fall semester, which starts Aug. 27.