Our School of Education offers a variety of programs, from undergraduate through graduate, including:
You likely had a teacher who helped you see what you were capable of. Our programs help you become that person for someone else.
The San Juan Mountains are a paradise for winter adventure seekers. Peaks and slopes, capped with blankets of snow, create an invitingly gorgeous and undeniably intimidating landscape. The snow can be several feet deep, forming drifts that defy gravity. It’s a wild area that beckons thrill seekers and scientists across the nation.
Students demonstrate who they are as teachers at the Teacher Education Department's Professional Exhibition.
Students learn to speak and teach the Ute language through the Southwest Indigenous Language Development Institute.
FLC’s Academic Success Coaches are faculty who partner with students to help navigate some of college’s most daunting aspects. Through this free program, coaches help students discover, understand, and articulate their passions and interests.
Kyser Seaney (Chemistry, '18; M.A. Education, '20) received the 2022 University of Colorado Boulder’s Outstanding Colorado High School Educator Award, a title given to educators who have demonstrated a commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals.
Fort Lewis College hosted the Success for Native America 2022 panel, an event created by Swarvoski Little from First Southwest Bank and FLC faculty members to combat the inequities facing future Indigenous business leaders.
Jenni Trujillo, dean of the School of Education, provided testimony to state legislators regarding access to educator training and the funding needed to support teacher candidates in order to address the teacher shortage.
Jessica Morrison (M.A. Education-Teacher Leadership, ‘15) wrote an op-ed in The Durango Herald on the importance of the Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative. In partnership with K-12 school districts across the Four Corners, Fort Lewis College formed the collaborative to give K-12 students learning tools to pursue their career goals and opportunities to shadow working professionals.
Jenni Trujillo, dean of the Fort Lewis College School of Education, wrote an op-ed for The Durango Herald on teacher shortages. She acknowledges the issues the shortage presents but also sees this disruption as an opportunity to affect change in the field of education.
Bill Hesford (Teacher Licensure, ATT '03-'13) and Amber Connet (Interdisciplinary Studies-Elementary Education, '06; M.A. Education-Teacher Leadership, '19) have been appointed as principals in the Bayfield School District. Both Hesford and Connet serve as models for current students in FLC's Teacher Education Department.
In a Salt Lake Tribune op-ed, Laci Begaye, a senior majoring in English Secondary Education, argues against the use of heavily mechanized land-management techniques. Advocating for minimally invasive, hands-on techniques, Begaye implores the next generation of land stewards to preserve the ancestral integrity of public lands in perpetuity.
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business announced Jill Choate, associate professor of Teacher Education, as a 2021-22 Ethics Champion.
Ricardo Caté (Education, '06) received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The governor's awards celebrate the foundational role that artists, art, and supporters play in the state.
In an interview with The Durango Herald, Jenni Trujillo, dean of the School of Education, explained that critical race theory is a 40-plus-year concept that examines social, legal, and economic structures and how those systems relate to race and racism. She said critical race theory, or CRT, began with civil rights scholars and activists and seeks to highlight all voices in history, not just white perspectives.
Jenni Trujillo, the dean of FLC's School of Education, has a passion for providing equal educational opportunities to bilingual LatinX and Native American students. Her expertise and personal experience has driven her to advocate for change on campus and the Four Corners region as a whole.
Because the FLC Teacher Education Department's educator training focuses on early literacy and how to teach youth to read, it is one of only two programs in Colorado with full approval for all majors from the state's reauthorization program.
From an unfinished RiNo storefront in Denver, Trey Duvall (Art K-12 Education, '09) leads a lineup of exhibitions and performances in "Entirely Devoid," nine unique, relevant, absurd, and fresh takes on the pandemic experience.
In response to COVID-19 struggles, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe paired with Fort Lewis College's Teacher Education Department to help tutor students in Towaoc, Colorado. Together they are bridging digital and cultural divides through individualized education.
Teacher Education Professor Kristine Greer was featured in a recent WalletHub article about the best early education systems and what it takes to support child development through education.
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Explore the majors and minors offered in our two undergraduate departments, our range of graduate programs, or add teacher licensure to an existing degree in our post-baccalaureate program.
Programs to support you in becoming a public school teacher, or an educator for youth programs, to work in early childhood education, or teach English as a second language. You can also fulfill your licensure candidacy in a post-baccalaureate program.
Whether you see yourself in experiential education, wilderness therapy, or anywhere in the outdoor industry, this program will support you in developing your own leadership skills, and effectively guiding others to develop theirs.
Choose from a variety of graduate programs in education including Special Education, and Teaching Licensure, leadership and working with students of diverse backgrounds. You can earn your Master of Arts in Education, a certificate, or pursue non-degree-seeking coursework.