Over the past several decades, the Morgridge College of Education has forged community partnerships with numerous organizations to strengthen our connection to the people around us. Take a look at our current community partnerships:
The Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado (AEIC) is one of few premier workshops in the country designed to prepare educators to embrace an arts-oriented approach to classroom teaching and K-12 school reform. The goals of the Institute are to have participants awaken their inner artistic sensibilities, and to think about education from aesthetic and arts-oriented approaches. Read more.
This network connects University students and faculty with community organizations needing research and information. Higher education can help address important community issues such as environmental threats, education decline, crime rates, immigration and economic inequality. But this research should serve as a catalyst for change and action within the community.
The clinic provides a community service for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with personal, career, family, educational and other life concerns. The clinic offers assessment, counseling, consultation, support and therapy groups, and referrals to other community services at low cost to ensure access for clients who may have special financial needs. Read more.
The Denver Teacher Residency will train you to be a teacher, prepare you to teach in Denver Public Schools, and transform your life and the future of Denver's children. If you've thought about becoming a teacher - to make a difference, help children, increase student achievement or to give back to the community - you're needed now more than ever. DTR is a groundbreaking program designed to recruit, train, and support committed and motivated people of all ages and walks of life to become teachers - and ultimately improve student achievement in the dynamic and diverse Denver Public Schools. Read more.
Highly qualified and experienced teachers implement the "Read, Play, and Learn!®", curriculum which is a literature-based teaching guide to introduce the love of reading and writing to our youngest learners. It is an integrated teaching model that includes every discipline children will see in elementary school. Read more.
The Highline Academy College Preparatory Collaborative project provides access to higher education for high achieving underrepresented students. Highline students spend a week preparing for a visit to DU by talking about college, how long it takes to earn degrees and why it is important to go. The trip concludes with a dinner for students and their parents.
The Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy (MIELL) works to improve early learning environments and outcomes for the very young through conducting research, developing policy recommendations, and introducing innovative, research-based solutions for tough challenges facing the field of early childhood. Read more.
Morgridge has established innovative partnerships with Denver Public Schools, Adams Five Star Schools and Aurora Public Schools to design and deliver alternative, excellent programs for principal certification. Students selected for these programs receive University credit and recommendation for a Colorado Principal License, while developing strong professional networks. Read more.
The curriculum at the Ricks Center is designed to address the whole child, including his or her emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, physical and social needs. While many programs offer students personal attention, the Ricks Center tailors education to each student in the context of a community built around an intellectual peer group. Read more.
Educational Administration currently has two principal preparation programs formed in partnership with area school districts. The district partnership programs are highly selective, cohort-based principal preparation programs that are designed to prepare educational leaders specifically for the needs of that district. The programs provide rigorous, experiential and project-based learning to develop courageous, forward-thinking educational leaders. Read more.