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Trustees Education Initiative

Transforming Educator Preparation



The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees created the Trustees Education Initiative by resolution on November 14, 2014.


The vision of the University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative (TEI) is to elevate the College of Education to the status of a preeminent college in professional educator preparation. The TEI Governing Board will receive recommendations from research work groups comprised of Wyoming students, parents, educators, school leaders, state officials, and university faculty.


The TEI mission is that through extensive evaluation and adaptation of national best practices, TEI will recommend, and the College of Education will implement practices through which the College will prepare and graduate preeminent P-12 professional educators. These highly skilled P-12 teachers will spread throughout Wyoming's P-12 system, ultimately resulting in high school graduates who are among the most skilled and best educated in the nation. These high school graduates will drive Wyoming's cultural and economic engine into the future.

Strategic Plan

The TEI Strategic Plan is available for viewing, downloading, and printing at: TEI Strategic Plan • January 2018

Key Partners

  • America Succeeds is a network of non-partisan, business-led, policy and advocacy organizations that offer an informed and credible “business voice for education” in each state.

  • Daniels Fund is a private charitable foundation established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. The Daniels Fund has provided a grant to TEI to support the Initiative's goals.

  • Project Lead the Way provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S.

  • Sanford Education Center Collaborative was established through a generous gift by renowned philanthropist and businessman Mr. Sanford to serve the global needs of the 21st century by providing innovative and inspirational education programs to teachers

  • Wyoming Department of Education is committed to creating opportunities for students to keep Wyoming strong and to significantly increase the percentage of Wyoming students who are college-, career-, and military-ready by 2020.

  • Wyoming Excels is a coalition of business leaders working to improve our education-to-workforce pipeline by ensuring all students graduate with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to succeed in a competitive global economy.

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