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Trustees Education Initiative


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.

Funding Support

The Trustees Education Initiative is supported, in part, by a five-year, $5M grant from the Daniels Fund, a private charitable foundation with focused funding areas that include K-12 education reform.

The Initiative also has received funding support from the Sanford Education Center Collaborative, made possible through a gift from philanthropist and businessman Thomas Denny Sanford.

Additional funding support for the Trustees Education Initiative has been provided by private foundations and donors in Wyoming.

Strategic Plan

The Trustees Education Initiative Strategic Plan is a living document which will evolve as the work progresses. Within the Strategic Plan, the TEI College Goals and Program Goals along with their respective Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics serve as building blocks to support the TEI Vision and Mission.

The Strategic Plan can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) form at this link:
TEI Strategic Plan, June 2017 (Version IV)

News and Updates

July 21, 2017: University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved TEI Proposal 2017-01 for implementation by the College of Education

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a TEI proposal for the use of Mursion® technology to support the preparation of education professionals at the University of Wyoming. Following the Board of Trustees action, TEI now will support and engage with the College of Education in its implementation, measurement, and monitoring of Proposal 2017-01. As part of this engagement, the TEI Coordinating Council will work closely with the College of Education Research Work Group as the Proposal’s performance metrics are established to measure the effects of this innovative use of technology. The TEI Proposals Page has been updated to reflect the Board of Trustees action.

We are grateful to all involved in the collaboration to develop, review, refine, and take action on this proposed innovation to leverage technology in a new way to enhance the preparation of educator candidates at the University of Wyoming in support of the success of all Wyoming P-12 learners.

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Laramie, WY 82071

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