Adams State University School of Education and School of Counselor Education will receive $1,211,613.90 to implement the Educator Stipend Program and the Student Educator Test Stipend Program. The amount includes $59,838.57 to be used by the program or institution for program administration, $1,089,000.00 for educator stipends, and $62,775.33 for test stipends.

School of Education Director Curtis Garcia, Ph.D., will attend a webinar for more information about the program on August 18. The appropriations are provided directly by the state through the recent passage of HB 22-1220 Removing Barriers to Educator Preparation Act. The bill will help address the current Colorado teacher shortage by providing financial assistance to qualified educators.

“This is great news for students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in education,” Dr. Garcia said. “Here in our community and across the state public institutions are in dire need of qualified teachers and counselors. Now with financial incentive our Adams State University can attract, retain and graduate outstanding educators to inspire future generations.”

For more information visit HB 22-1220 updates.