Education Department

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The Colorado College Education Department helps students from diverse backgrounds understand the complexities of education. At Colorado College, education is a form of civic engagement and our courses cover current issues such as education policy, research and social change, environmental education, best practices in classroom teaching, and the identification and treatment of dyslexia. At the Education Department, you will find a warm, welcoming environment enriched with provocative conversations.

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

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2022 College Factual Rankings
Colorado College Ranked #1 out of 35 in Best Education Master's Degree Schools in the Rocky Mountain Region Ranking 
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Mission and Values
The Education Department at Colorado College is committed to the pursuit of just and equitable education in our local communities and beyond.
Through teaching, scholarship, and service, we co-generate creative spaces that actualize the relationship between learning and liberation.
Core Values


The Education Department of Colorado College commits to teaching and practicing critical, sustainable, and liberatory pedagogies to benefit society, now and for future generations. In solidarity with those marginalized by oppressive systems, we strive to cultivate partnerships with local, national, and global stakeholders to foster transformative learning opportunities and critically minded educators. In support of this continuous work, we draw on interdisciplinary theory and method, value intergenerational and intercultural wisdom, and embrace creative problem-solving, self-reflection, and ongoing critical praxis. 

Education in the News

New Publication from Professor Manya Whitaker

Sachs Program Featured in Forbes Magazine and more


August 31, 2021
by Marybeth Gasman

It's Time For Us to Fix America's Shortage of Black Teachers

September 20, 2021
by L. Song Ricardson and Ben Ralston

Report an issue - Last updated: 02/16/2023

The Truth About Reading

The Truth About Reading
The CC Education Department is excited to announce that we are hosting a public screening of The Truth About Reading on Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre in Armstrong Hall. This new, eye-opening documentary from Emmy-Award-winning Director Nick Nanton brings to light the illiteracy crisis in America, highlighting people who learned to read as adults and sharing proposed solutions for working towards a future where every child learns to read proficiently.
Panel discussion and Q & A to follow the screening.

Student Research

Teacher Toolkit (synthesis of learning in Dyslexia Specialist and Teacher Licensure MAT programs) by Grace Peak, Fall 2022.

Grace Peak CLLC

TREE Portfolio by Victoria Joseph, Fall 2022.

Victoria Joseph ED Major 2023

Featured Video

Olivia Martinez MAT '21 demonstrates how to make a holiday ornament as part of her role as Latinx Community Leader and Children's Program Coordinator at Anderson Ranch

 Olivia Martinez MAT '21