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Teacher Institute 2022

Extended Studies

Take your teaching to the next level

Registration Now Open

The Teacher Institute offers graduate level credits specifically for the continuing education of K-12 teachers. The Institute provides opportunities for educators to enhance content knowledge, share pedagogy and network with other teachers

Held on Western Colorado University’s campus in June, this two- and-a-half week summer session offers a variety of content courses designed for educators who want to enrich their existing curricula in addition to earning professional credit. Opportunities include hands-on, individualized activities, instructional enhancements and outdoor classrooms.

Save the Date! Courses will be offered June 2-15.


Enhance your teaching skills and methods

At the Teacher Institute, you’ll be challenged and engaged while growing and advancing as an educator. You’ll have the opportunity to take courses covering a variety of topics and collaborate with educators from around the state to prepare for your best school year yet.

Course Offerings

The Teacher Institute offers courses covering a variety of topics including math, science, art, CLD/ELL, foreign language, outdoor education, educational technology, literacy and more.

Course Catalog coming early Spring 2022

If you would like to teach a course or submit a new course proposal for 2022 (accepted 11/15/21 – 1/15/2022), please inquire with Teacher Institute Director, Jenny Whitacre: jawhitacre@western.edu.


Registration for Summer 2022 is now open

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