Educational Foundations Program
If you are looking for a smaller, more personalized learning community of scholars who are deeply committed to examining enduring educational questions as well as contemporary problems and movements, we encourage you to take a course in the Educational Foundations Program. This program’s coursework supports prospective teachers and anyone who is committed to reimagining the U.S. educational system as a system that helps more students (especially low-income and students of color) complete high school prepared for college, work and life.
Our faculty members are dedicated to understanding the history of education and the study of learning in a sociopolitical context. Some of the educational foundations that we value and research include the ingredients that help all students learn: educational policy that supports all students, smaller classes, active inquiry, high expectations, healthy diets, respect and responsibility, collaboration, state-of-the-art technology, mentoring, removal of barriers to obtaining advanced educational degrees and more.
Educational Foundations courses count toward either the CU Denver cultural diversity or social science general core requirements. We have three at this time and expect to expand our offerings in coming semesters.