ELPS Program Partners with Teach for America

The Morgridge College of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program at the University of Denver is launching a unique partnership with Teach For America – Colorado.  One of an elite few hybrid programs Executive Leadership for Successful Schools (ELSS) brings together graduate school faculty, local principals and educational organizations.  The focus of this collaboration is to infuse Colorado with transformational leaders from across the country. A highly sought after placement, top Teach For America alumna will be selected from a competitive pool of applicants to participate in the TFA ELSS cohort of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at the Morgridge College of Education.  Students will collaborate with exceptional faculty as they prepare to become courageous, visionary and transformative school leaders.  In an innovative hybrid teaching environment, students will work online throughout much of the program, but will have the opportunity, via Colorado Teach For America funding, to travel to Denver multiple times over the course of the program.  Once in Denver, students will visit schools in Denver Public Schools and shadow principals on Friday and attend full-day workshops with local aspiring school leaders at the Morgridge College of Education.

The exciting partnership blends the goals of Teach For America – Colorado to be a catalyst to help create transformational classrooms and schools for all kids with the Morgridge College of Education’s tradition of providing purposeful in-context learning experiences that help to transform people, communities and the world.  The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program has been awarded the 2014 UCEA Exemplary Educational Leadership Preparation Program Award by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). This award showcases institutions that benefit children and schools through advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders.  The ELPS – Teach For America – Colorado partnership is another example of the many ways in which the Morgridge College of Education is an innovative leader working to transform people, communities and the world.

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