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School of Teacher Education

Wyoming Teacher Education Program

Our primary objective is to prepare effective and successful elementary and secondary teachers who make valuable contributions to their schools, communities, and to their students’ lives.

Below you can find the important components of our approach to preparing successful teachers.

solid programs to prepare students well

Teacher Education Program

The College of Education offers bachelor's degree programs in Elementary Education and several content areas in Secondary Education including Agriculture, Art, English, Math, Modern Languages, Sciences, Social Studies, and Technical Education. We also offer post-baccalaureate certification options for those seeking teacher licensure. Our Admission standards (increased in 2013) include a minimum ACT Composite score of 21 and ACT Math score of 21. Incoming students are also required to pass a background check. We have 889 currently enrolled students and 257 students graduated in Spring 2014. We hold our students to high standards because we want to give them the best chance of success in the classroom.

programs and students are tested and proven


Assessments are an important element of the College of Education’s functions at all levels. We use many assessments to ensure that students are meeting our high standards and that our programs are aligned with teacher education standards. We are committed to making data-driven decisions about courses and programs. We assess students to evaluate not only their knowledge but also their teaching skills and professionalism.

Students get an accredited education to serve them well in and outside Wyoming


The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE currently accredits 670 colleges of education with nearly 70 more seeking NCATE accreditation. Graduates of NCATE-accredited schools will generally find it easier to apply for licensure if they move out of state because their teacher education program has met national standards. After our accreditation site visit in Spring 2016, the College of Education will move to the newly formed Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) for ongoing review and accreditation.

Feedback is gathered to inform program decisions


At the College of Education we gather information from our stakeholders, including current students, mentor teachers, graduates, and the principals who hire them. We use this information to identify what’s working in our program and what needs improvement.

Contact Us

Teacher Preparation and Advising Office

Dept. 3374

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2230

Fax: (307) 766-2018


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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