Teacher Institute 2021

Extended Studies

Take your teaching to the next level

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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-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.

New this year! The Teacher Institute will be offering online courses following the on-campus session. View the list below for more information and a selection of online courses.

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. Browse through the list below to see what courses we will be offering for the 2021 Teacher Institute.*

Click here to see our list of 2021 Teacher Institute course offerings!

*Please note that some courses listed in the catalog have recently been canceled due to low enrollment numbers. For the most up-to-date list of courses, view the registration webpage.


Please use the button below to register for courses. Early registration is encouraged in order to accurately evaluate enrollments. Extended Studies will begin cancelling courses due to low enrollments (typically less than 5 students) the week of May 25. Participants enrolled in courses that are cancelled will be contacted and issued full refunds for the canceled course(s). We encourage participants to select a different class.

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