2020 UCCS Department of Political Science Teacher Mentor Program


2020 UCCS Department of Political Science Teacher Mentor Program

Featuring UCCS Professor, Josh Dunn. (https://www.uccs.edu/polisci/faculty_and_staff/joshua_dunn)

The UCCS Political Science Teacher Mentor Program is designed to train select Colorado high school teachers in UCCS Political Science 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 Political Science 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 Training:








PSC 1100 – The American Political System

June 15-16

M, 8-3

T, 8-12

1 CEU =

10 Contact Hours






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


Fall or Spring UCCS Online Political Science course for high school students: 


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)


PSC 1100: The American Political System (3 credits)

A general introduction to the American political system with emphasis on the inter-relations among the various levels and branches of government, formal and informal political institutions, processes, and behavior. Required of all majors. Not open to those who have had other beginning courses in American government. Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Society, Health and Behavior. GT-SS1.



How to Apply

Fill out the application for the UCCS Political Science Teacher Mentor Program.  The program is limited to 25 participants, 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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