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Educator Preparation Program

Boulder Journey School

Boulder Journey School Teacher Education Program

Graduate with a Masters Degree in: Learning, Developmental, and Family Sciences, with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education and a Colorado Teaching License
This program weaves together several components over the course of 12 months:
Resident Teachers participate in a paid, mentored practicum. Throughout the year, Resident Teachers team teach alongside a mentor teacher, attend regular meetings with their assigned mentor, and participate in school events.
ECED 6300: Contextual Curriculum 1 
LDFS 6400: Observation, Documentation and Assessment 
ECED 6320: A Colorado Interpretation of the Reggio Approach
LDFS 6910: Practicum Reflections on Learning
ECED 6310: Contextual Curriculum 2 
RSEM 6500: Teacher as Researcher 
LDFS 6410: Social Foundations for Family and Community
ECED 6330: Supportive Social Learning 
ECED 6340: Messing About with STEM
ECED 6350: Literacy and The Hundred Languages of Children
ECED 6360: Children and Teachers as Change Agents
​LDFS 6420: The Environment as the Third Teacher
Additional Teacher Education Program Components
Resident Teachers participate in a variety of professional development opportunities during the year. For example, a field trip relevant to a course, an in-service or workshop focusing on a progressive topic in education, a professional resource night, conference, etc.
Reggio Emilia Study Group
During Spring Break, Resident Teachers travel to Reggio Emilia, Italy to attend The Reggio Emilia Study Group. This study group consists of presentations, school tours, and networking opportunities. Study Group expenses (flights, hotel, shuttle between the airport and hotel in Italy, and a food stipend) are included in tuition for the Boulder Journey School Teacher Education Program.
Culminating Assessment
At the end of the school year, Teacher Candidates spend an evening sharing their thinking on personal, professional, and political issues and innovations in the field of education. The evening is a valued tradition, celebrating the Teacher Candidates as they complete the program. Each year is full of promise, as Teacher Candidates share their findings, reflections, and suggestions that will help shape the future of education with instructors, friends, colleagues, and family members.

Pathway Type:

Alternative Teacher Licensure

Course Format:

In Person, Online


9-12 months

Region(s) Served:

Metro, Statewide

Contact Information:

1919 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

Contact: Jody Ogrodnick, Voice: 303-443-8909, Fax: 303-443-8982,


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: Boulder Journey School

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Early Childhood Education (ages 0-8)

To request a change to this program pathway, copy the following pathway reference id and submit a change request form.

Pathway Reference ID: 65020