UCCS Department of Criminal Justice Teacher Mentor Program


UCCS Department of Criminal Justice Teacher Mentor Program


UCCS Associate Professor, Anna Kosloski, Ph.D. (https://www.uccs.edu/spa/people/criminal-justice/kosloski)

UCCS Assistant Professor, Henriikka Weir, Ph.D. (https://www.uccs.edu/spa/people/criminal-justice/weir)

UCCS Senior Instructor, Rich Radabaugh, J.D. (https://www.uccs.edu/spa/people/criminal-justice/radabaugh)


The UCCS Criminal Justice Teacher Mentor Program is an intensive program designed to train select Colorado high school teachers in UCCS Criminal Justice course pedagogy and material. The program allows trained teachers to be the Teacher Mentors for students at their high schools who wish to participate in a UCCS online Criminal Justice course in the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semester. Students will be enrolled with students from other high schools all over Colorado.


Summer 2020 Online Trainings:








CJ 1001 – Intro to Criminal Justice

July 13-14

M, 8-3

T, 8-12

1 CEU =

10 Contact Hours




CJ 2041 – Crime Theory and Causes

July 15-16

W, 8-3

Th, 8-12

1 CEU =

10 Contact Hours






Teacher Mentor expectations:
High School Administrators expectations:
UCCS faculty and administration expectations:


Fall or Spring UCCS Online Criminal Justice courses:

Fall 2020: August 24 - December 19 (student recommendation form deadline August 20)

Spring 2021: January 19 - May 15 (student recommendation form deadline December 15)

  • Space is limited, student recommendations will be reviewed in the order they are received.

  • Tuition/fees are $550 per course (3 credits)


CJ 1001 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits) 

Designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice process and the criminal justice system in general. Concepts of crime, deviance, and justice are discussed and general theories of crime causality are examined. Special emphasis is placed on the components of the criminal justice system: the police, the prosecutorial and defense functions, the judiciary, and the field of corrections. 


CJ 2041 - Crime Theory and Causes (3 credits)

Provides a general survey of the nature and causes of crime and efforts of the criminal justice system to predict, prevent, modify, and correct this behavior.  This course involves a critical appraisal of various theories of crime causation, including an examination of biological, psychological, economic, and sociological perspectives that explain crime and deviance.



How to Apply

Fill out the application for the UCCS Criminal Justice Teacher Mentor Program.  The program is limited to 25 participants in each training, applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.


Complete the form below if you are interested in being contacted about future offerings of this course:

Professional Development Interest Form


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