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Center for Teacher Education Clubs

The CTE currently sponsors two student clubs dedicated to the innovative education of all children with and without disabilities from diverse backgrounds.

Council for Exceptional Children Student Chapter (CEC Club)

The mission of the CEC Club is to support all children as they learn, play, and grow together in inclusive environments. We also aim to prepare professionals across disciplines to work collaboratively and effectively to support all children together. The CEC Club partners with District 51 schools and community agencies like STRIVE, MOSAIC, Riverside Educational Center, CDA, and Math and Science Center, to assist children with and without disabilities in tutoring programs, recreational programs, and community events. Our club is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and to people from all disciplines who love working with children. We understand, accept, and value diversity and believe all children belong together.

The CEC Club meets twice per month on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm in Dominguez Hall by the first floor coffee shop to plan events, share instructional/behavioral/communication strategies, and to assist one another in our work. We are out in the community several times per month supporting children and families. To be added to the CEC Club email list so you are notified of upcoming events, please email Ann Gillies, CEC Club Faculty Advisor, at and join our CEC Club via OrgSync at

National Science Teacher Association Student Chapter (NSTA)

"NSTA and the student chapters are separate but interdependent organizations that have elected to ally themselves to encourage professional learning and networking of pre-service teachers of science from across the United States and Canada. Student chapter participation offers opportunities for increased leadership skills, career growth, and networking for students and faculty."

STEM Camps

  • STEMathon Fall Fest--Cancelled due to low enrollment

Zombie Apocalypse STEM Camp

    • May 29 - June 2, 2017
    • From 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
    • At Colorado Mesa University

Zombie Apocalypse STEM Camp JUNE 13-17The Zombie Apocalypse has happened. How can humans survive?
Come discover ho
w you will save the human race at this year's Zombie Apocalypse STEM Camp

Spacetacular STEM Camp Space

  • June 5-9, 2017
  • From 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • At Colorado Mesa University

Spacetacular STEM Camp MAY 23-27

Come learn more about science at this year's Spacetacular STEM Camp
and discover the space beyond the clouds...

Winter STEM-athon

Dec 19-23, 2016

Need a place to hang out for the first week of Winter Break?

Our teacher education clubs will be hosting a week long STEM-athon from 9am-4 pm, Dec 19-23 on the CMU campus. Students from grades 3rd to 8th are welcome to register for one day ($40) or the whole week ($190). Each day campers will be given a STEM challenge that they will collaboratively solve as building chrystal ornaments, lego challenges, old world crafters, technology programming and so much more. Click the link to register today:
9:00 Parent Drop off

9-9:15 Breakfast

9:15-9:45 News and Challenge assignments

9:45-11 STEM Stations

11-12:15 STEM Experts

12:15-1:30 Lunch and STEM outside activity

1;45-2:45 STEM Research

3:00-4:00 STEM Presentations

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Jennifer C LaBombard-Daniels for more details