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ASU teacher programs strive to satisfy Valley districts

Posted: Thursday, Oct 31st, 2013

Courier staff writer

ALAMOSA — Adams State University’s (ASU) education department is working to ensure teachers have the unique skills needed to succeed in the Valley.

Last week, ASU Department of Education Assistant Chairman Kurt Cary told the Alamosa Board of Education (ABOE) one of the institution’s goals was to continue to reach out to all Valley districts to improve education for all.

“I think it is something we need to do,” Cary said. “We need to be close to you guys.”

The ASU teaching program is once again fully accredited through the Colorado Department of Higher Education, he said, and undergrads are narrowing in on Senate Bill 191 requirements including assessments, evaluations and curriculum.

“There is a lot of work they have to do and complete,” Cary said. “There is a lot of head scratching, be we will get through it.”

The new Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, he said, is showing promise with 12 students, some that didn’t know the Valley existed before enrolling.

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