Preparing Excellent Teachers

The Rocky Mountain College education department ranks as one of the premier programs in the state and region. School districts know when teachers graduate from RMC, they will be fully prepared to excel in the classroom and will often become leaders in their academic communities. For this reason, nearly 100 percent of our graduates find teaching positions immediately upon graduation.

The Rocky Mountain College teacher education program is maintained and sustained through a performance excellence model of continuous improvement, a commitment to collaboration, a professional culture of teaching and learning, and the ongoing construction of knowledge in contextually meaningful ways, thus ensuring that the department's educational practice is integrated and real for pre-service teachers.

The RMC difference begins with small classes and lots of individual attention. Classroom activities focus on enhancing teaching skills and applying cutting-edge educational philosophy in practical ways that a prospective teacher can use on the job. 

At Rocky Mountain College, students are provided multiple field experiences, including a 15-16 week student teaching experience. In addition, students must complete two to three practicum experiences with teachers at the prospective teacher's grade level and in his or her appropriate subject area. Another program strength is an emphasis on the cultural diversity of the students that RMC's new educators will encounter in their future classrooms. For detailed information about the program, please see the education department handbook

Teaching majors and minors include:

  • Elementary Education Major
  • K-12 Art Major
  • K-12 Music Major
  • K-12 Physical Education Major
  • Art Minor
  • Biology Minor
  • History Minor
  • Mathematics Minor
  • Political Science Minor
  • Psychology Minor
  • Reading Minor
  • Theatre Minor
  • Secondary Major
  • Secondary Biology Major
  • Secondary English Major
  • Secondary History Major
  • Secondary Mathematics Major
  • Secondary Psychology Major
  • Secondary Social Studies Broadfield 

"Rocky Mountain College fully prepared me for a career in teaching, giving me the confidence and education to do what I've long dreamed of doing: nurturing others as I was nurtured."

Marianne Unquera, 2008 graduate

"One thing that really separates the Rocky Mountain College program is its hands-on approach to educating teachers and the strong practicum and student teaching experiences."

Dr. Stevie Schmitz
Director of Distance Education/Degree Completion