EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
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Monday, August 1st, 2022
The School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver has been recognized with the 2022 American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award for its Trauma-Informed Practices with Equity in Teacher Education program. While the award focuses on year-to-year retention and graduation, MSU Denver was selected to receive the award for the effectiveness of the program’s learning outcomes and its potential to serve as a model for other institutions.
One of only a handful of national teaching honors given each year, the Christa McAuliffe Award has long honored exemplary teacher education programs at AASCU public colleges and universities that demonstrate significant success in pupil learning outcomes.
The recognition is part of the AASCU Excellence & Innovation Awards which honor AASCU institutions demonstrating excellence and innovation in their approach to address civic learning and community engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion, international education, leadership development and diversity, regional and economic development, student success, sustainability, and teacher education on their campuses.
The 2022 awards will be handed out at the AASCU Annual Conference taking place Nov. 12-15 in Carlsbad, CA.
Read more in RED about how the program achieved outstanding results and serves as a model for other institutions.
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Elementary Education and Literacy enjoys high marks in test scores, diversity, retention, teaching and more.
1/19/23: Save the date! The School of Education is co-sponsoring the Colorado Education Recruitment… read more
8/5/22: MSU Denver School of Education garners national recognition for trauma-informed practices… read more
4/21/22: Colorado STEM Ecosystem to be housed in School of Education’s Office of Education… read more
12/8/21: Rosemarie Allen, Ed.D., endows scholarship for students of color who want to be teachers… read more
9/13/21: Dr. Ingrid Carter co-edited a book about teaching science during COVID-19… read more
7/19/21: Watch the recording of Summer 2021’s “Returning to In-Person School in the Fall… read more
6/2/21: Drs. Allen and Shapland contributed a chapter to the new book Advancing Equity and… read more
5/3/21: Drs. Sell and Shapland collaborate on upcoming webinar about Bayard Rustin… read more
3/8/22: Dean Hinde quoted in radio clip on Colorado Public Radio about House Bill 1220
8/4/20: Drs. Elizabeth Hinde and Megan Lawless interviewed re: K-12 schools reopening fall 2020 (MSU Denver RED)
When I was a student at MSU Denver, I was extremely impressed with the quality of professors that I had in the Physical Education department. They were always there to answer my questions and they did a great job preparing me for the real world when I got my first job. They were always there for me when I needed assistance.
Physical Education Teacher
Teaching kindergarten in a Title I school with a large population of language learners comes with challenges, but I feel well prepared after graduating from MSU Denver's M.A.T. program. My education was so connected to what I now experience on a daily basis; I am still reflecting on coursework and conversations with professors to help me think about my teaching approach every single day.
Master of Arts in Teaching, Kindergarten Teacher
MSU Denver allows you to be who you are and gives you the wings to enjoy the journey while embracing that journey with a diverse community of people from all walks of life who will someday 'make the difference' in a child’s life by teaching, inspiring and motivating.
MSU Denver Elementary Education alum
I was instructed in the VALUE of empathy and the enormous impact everything we do or say in the classroom has on our students. MSU instilled in me a selfless desire to improve the lives of my students, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Secondary English Teacher
All of my professors were not only able but willing to work with me on an individual basis. When it was time for me to do my student teaching I felt like I had someone else in my corner to support me and help me outside of the classroom.
Secondary Social Studies Teacher
MSU Denver gave me the confidence to excel in such an amazing, rewarding profession.
Physical Education Teacher, 2014 Colorado Teacher of the Year
MSU Denver had a great reputation and we had expert teachers teaching us. Out of the 25 students who were part of my special education cohort, all of them stayed teachers – it says a lot for the support and instruction we received.
Alternative Licensure Program and Master of Arts in Teaching Alum, 2014
The Art Education Program at MSU Denver prepared me in a way that I believe no other program could. The rigor and individualized feedback provided me with necessary tools to successfully teach in the art classroom.
I enjoyed meeting and working with everyone I came in contact with throughout my years at MSU Denver. I thrived in being immersed in the school setting during the field practicum and student teaching experiences since it was hands-on learning. I am proud of the solid education I earned at MSU Denver.
MSU Denver Alum & Principal at Warder Elementary
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