Leadville News – July 7

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.

From left, Victoria Norville and McKenna Miller, members of the first class to earn bachelor’s degrees in elementary education at Colorado Mountain College, graduated at the Spring Valley campus at Glenwood Springs May 5 and have since accepted teaching positions in the region. Starting this fall, the college is offering teacher education degrees in Summit and Lake counties. Photo Ed Kosmicki

“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.

CMC Vail Valley at Edwards graduate Morgan Bethke is a member of the first class to graduate from Colorado Mountain College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and has accepted a teaching job with the Eagle County School District. The college is now offering its teacher education program in Summit and Lake counties. Photo David Watson

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 eallaman@coloradomtn.edu or 719-486-4225. Classes will begin fall semester, which starts Aug. 27.

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