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College of Education

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About the College of Education

The College of Education offers a wide variety of programs to prepare you for a career in the rewarding world of education. From elementary and secondary education undergraduate programs to master's, doctoral, certificate, and endorsement graduate programs, we are committed to excellence in education. Courses challenge students to think critically, and our teacher residency placements throughout the state of Wyoming for undergraduate students along with research and internship opportunities for graduate students provide the framework for helping you to become the educators and professionals of tomorrow. 

The University of Wyoming College of Education is committed to the principle that education can transform lives and make the world more democratic, equitable, and socially just. This vision informs our teaching, research, and service as a research-based College. As part of a land-grant institution, the College of Education recognizes its responsibility to offer: preeminent programs that prepare educational scholars to further educational theory, policy, practice, and research; and programs that prepare exceptionally effective educational practitioners for roles in educational settings.

Meet the Dean

Hello, and welcome to the College of Education. My name is Jenna Min Shim, and I currently serve as the John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Interim Dean, the Trustees Education Initiative (TEI) Exective Director, and Professor. 

As the interim dean, my core commitment on behalf of the College of Education, as part of a land-grant university, is to serve the state of Wyoming in ways that continue to improve the lives of both children and adults through education. Rooted in this commitment, I would like to respectfully share my three key visions:

1) Improve Wyoming's educational infrastructure

2) Support education research to connect Wyoming teachers with best practices

3) Build and cultivate fruitful partnerships across Wyoming communities

I disseminate a weekly highlight of college updates and activities. Click the button below to read the latest updates and explore the archive.

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Jenna Min Shim

John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Interim Dean, TEI Executive Director, and Professor  



College of Education Schools


School of Teacher Education

The School of Teacher Education offers a variety of undergraduate teacher education degrees and minors, graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction, as well as several endorsement and certificate programs.


School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocay, and Design

The School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy, and Design provides diverse graduate degrees for effective leadership in K-12, higher education, counseling, technology, special education, and educational research.


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Contact Us

1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3374
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3145
Email: edquest@uwyo.edu

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