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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 by a five-year, $5M grant from the Daniels Fund, a private charitable foundation with focused funding areas that include K-12 education reform. Established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, the Daniels Fund is dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and 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

TEI Special Education Research Work Group visits LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education at the University of Akron

Members of the TEI Special Education Research Group visited the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education at the University of Akron to learn more about the college's dual licensure preparation programs in Special Education and multiple General Education areas. The University of Akron published an article about the visit:

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Laramie, WY 82071

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