The Space Foundation and
the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (CU-Colorado Springs) have
joined forces to create a new space studies specialty for elementary and
secondary school teachers, the organizations announced today.
The specialty
will be part of the master’s degree in curriculum and instruction offered by
the CU-Colorado Springs’ College of Education.
The program was developed
jointly by the Space Foundation and the College of Education faculty.

“The College of Education looks forward to offering a master’s degree
track in space science,” said Dr. David Nelson, dean, College of Education at
CU-Colorado Springs.
“Post baccalaureate and master’s degree students will
benefit greatly from the Space Foundation collaboration that emphasizes
mathematical education.”

“We’re excited to offer this unique program for teachers, furthering an
already well-established partnership with the university and expanding our
mission of getting more teachers and students interested in science and
technology,” said Dr. Patricia Arnold, vice president of education at the
Space Foundation.

Qualifying course work will be offered beginning this summer during the
Space Foundation’s “Space Discovery” graduate courses.
The weeklong courses
in Colorado Springs show teachers unique ways to Launch Learning
Excitement(TM) in the classroom.

Additionally, a course on distance learning will be delivered at the new,
state-of-the-art CU-Colorado Springs’ distance learning facility.
The Space
Foundation and CU-Colorado Springs will closely integrate efforts through the
program with qualifying course work also being offered during regular school

CU-Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast
Colorado Springs, is the fastest growing university in Colorado and one of the
fastest growing universities in the nation.
The university offers
25 bachelor’s degrees, 17 master’s and two doctoral degrees.
The campus
enrolls about 7,000 students annually.

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is a national non-profit
organization, striving to advance space awareness and education.
The Space
Foundation has trained more than 17,000 teachers since 1986 through its
“Teaching With Space,” “Space Discovery” and “Space in the Classroom” K-12
professional development programs.
For more information, visit or call 1-800-691-4000.