Program Details:

Pathways2Teaching: College Readiness and Support for High School Students in Boulder

Pathways2Teaching (P2T) is an innovative college readiness program designed for 11th & 12th grade high school students to explore issues in education, social justice and equity, and teaching as a potential career choice. The P2T program offers concurrent enrollment and college credit for high school students, with a focus on students from historically marginalized backgrounds and students who will be first generation college goers.

In the 2016-2017 school year, the P2T program expanded to Boulder-area high schools (Boulder HS and Centaurus HS) and served as a viable pathway for high school students interested in pursuing education at CU-Boulder, UCD, and other colleges in the state. We are excited that the program is in its second year, for the 2017-18 school year. The program is offered as a course in the Fall and Spring semesters, with opportunities for field experiences where high school students serve as tutors and educators in elementary schools.

The program ultimately supports the recruitment and development of a racially and ethnically diverse teacher workforce, particularly in cities and district's with parity gaps between students of color and teachers of color.

As a partner and collaborator with the founder and director of the P2T program, Dr. Margarita Bianco, CU-Boulder and the School of Education is excited to support the recruitment, development, and retention of aspiring teachers of color from the state of Colorado. Through support of this initiative, it is a goal of CU-Boulder and the School of Education to foster pathways to college for racially diverse students and future teachers.

More information is available on the P2T website.

This is a private program by request only, or for a specific audience or group. For more information, please visit the program website.


In Colorado

  • Boulder
  • Denver

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • Dr. Margarita Bianco - director of Pathways2Teaching program, University of Colorado Denver
  • Julie Ascarrunz - Centaurus High School; ELD and LA Teacher, Adviser, The Odyssey
  • Michelle Carpenter - Boulder High School; AP Spanish teacher, Adelante! Program

Program Contact

Terrenda White
Assistant Professor

Program Categories


  • Diversity
  • Education (Adult)
  • Education (K-12)
  • Teacher Renewal & Enhancement

Program Types:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Lesson Plans/Teaching Resources
  • Professional Development - Teacher


  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Socio-Economic Disadvantaged
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - High School
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Urban Communities