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COlorado TED

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What we do

Teacher Education Division is a diverse community of professionals who lead and support teacher education on behalf of students with exceptional needs and their families. We accomplish this through:

  • Professional Development

  • Advocacy

  • Research

  • Collaboration 

about us

TED National/TED Colorado 

TED Diversity and Inclusion Statement: TED is committed to mutual respect and inclusion of all individuals without bias based on differences of any kind and is committed to efforts that build dignity, fairness, and equity in teacher education preparation programs for faculty and teacher candidates.

Please view our inaugural TED Briefs and visit our National TED blog, click here.

Become a member of TED by first joining the Council for Exceptional Children, the largest professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Learn more here.


  • Students (Undergraduate and Graduate) are eligible for the CTR Registration Scholarship for the Jan 20 & 21, 2023 (luncheon costs are separate).   Application Deadline:  Mon, Nov. 15, 2022.  Scholarship Recipients are required to volunteer for 2 hours at the conference (this will be a great networking opportunity).               Click here to apply

  • Annual Scholarship Awards: In order to support the professional development of pre-service and in-service special educators in Colorado, we offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students to attend local and national/international conferences. To learn more about these scholarships or to apply, click here.

  • Annual CO-TED Teacher Educator Award: In order to recognize special education teacher educators in Colorado who exemplify the purpose of TED, CO-TED honors one teacher educator per year with the Apple Award. To nominate a Colorado teacher educator, click here to fill out the form.


All Hands In

Colorado IHE Collaboration hub

Elementary School Student


2022-2023 CO-TED

Board Members


Dr. Tara Mason


Vice President

Dr. Jill Choate


Past President

Dr. Jennifer Fox



Dr. Marla J. Lohmann



Jisele Mitchell


Awards Chair

Dr. Jason Robinson


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