The National Council of Teachers of English at Colorado State University (NCTE@CSU) is a non-profit, student-run organization on campus for teacher education students of all content areas. As a professional organization NCTE@CSU provides its members with informative and education-based information through the form of monthly meetings, where they invite professionals in the education system, including student teachers, principals and other administrative staff, and seasoned teachers, to share their expertise with NCTE@CSU membership.

The purposes of this organization are:

  • to create a community among future teachers of literacy;
  • to help develop professional attitudes, standards, and awareness of current issues within the profession through meetings, discussions, lectures, and publications. (e.g., electronic newsletters, journals, blogs, and professional speakers);
  • to encourage inquiry and research in literacy teaching;
  • to enhance ties between pre-service students and the professional education community; and
  • to engage in service projects supporting the above purposes.


This organization is designed to:

  • Provide future educators with a real look into what teaching is like today
  • Assist in providing needed prior to applying for jobs
  • Expose you to new political and career knowledge beyond what you learn in your CSU courses


It’s a safe and great place for future educators to meet one another, ask questions, get answers, and network with education professionals in the surrounding districts!


We firmly believe that NCTE@CSU is first and foremost a community so. . .EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

  • As of this semester NCTE@CSU is a FREE opportunity for all those to attend!
  • Dinner is also provided at no cost thanks to local sponsors! HELLO, FREE DINNER!!!
  • Though there are no requirements to be a member of NCTE@CSU, we will be doing community and fundraising events throughout the year! They are going to be fun!!!
  • NCTE@CSU is an organization that provides you with a ton of resources without taking up a ton of your time!
  • We meet on the third (or second) Thursday of each month from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm (It may end earlier).
  • That is only between 3 and 4 meetings a semester.
  • NCTE@CSU looks amazing on your resume!


Topics for upcoming meetings:

Monday, Feb 8th — Meet and Greet at The Haunted Game Cafe (3307 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525) 5:00 PM -?
Come spend some time with your fellow NCTE@CSU members and English Education friends at The Haunted Game Cafe! It’s a great time to meet new people, play some fun games, and drink some yummy coffee!

Monday, Feb 22nd — Resumes and Interviews 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Monday, Mar 7th — Conference Information, Proposal Reviewing/Selecting, and Elections 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Saturday, April 9th — Literacy Through Popular Culture Conference 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Find out more about the conference and how to submit a proposal here: http://nctecsuconference2016.weebly.com/



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Email Us: ncte@colostate.edu


NCTE@CSU Officers

jennaJenna Franklin: President – Contact info: jenrosie@gmail.com MA English Education. Current GTA, teaching College Composition 150.“I joined NCTE@CSU because I am interested in improving my professional teaching knowledge and I want to make connections with professionals in the field. Last semester, I had the opportunity to attend the Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS) conference in Golden, CO with members of NCTE and Dr. Pam Coke. This was an incredibly fun and inspirational introduction into the world of teaching secondary English in Colorado, an experience every English teacher in Colorado should have!”

emilyrice02Emily Rice: Vice President
– MA English Education. Interests: Adolescent Literature, Writing, and classroom psychology.“I joined NCTE@CSU when I moved here from Minnesota in January 2014. I have learned so much in this year and a half of meetings, and I am so appreciative of the knowledge obtained. The speakers are so insightful into the world of education, and the members of the organization have become my friends, as well as a valuable resource for my professional development.”

jordanJordan Wright: Secretary
Morgan Bennett: Marketing Coordinator — BA in English with an emphasis in Education. “I joined NCTE initially to participate in the mock interviews (in the spring), after going to a few meetings though, I was hooked! Every meeting is full of interesting topics, riveting speakers, and of course, free food!” In Morgan’s spare time, she enjoys reading books, riding horses, rock climbing, and travelling. Her last trip abroad was with Dr. Brinks to teach children in Zambia
connor02Connor Sandelin: Treasurer – BA in English Education. “I became a member of NCTE so I could be a part of an organization that helps foster strong connections and relationships between individuals that are passionate about teaching and helping students reach their goals. This club has given me the opportunity to work with an amazing team and connect with a wonderful group of current and future teachers.” Connor loves to make and listen to music whenever he is not writing a paper or reading a book. He also enjoys hiking and camping if the weather permits.
pamPam Coke: Faculty Sponsor —  Contact info: Pamela.Coke@colostate.edu Pam was a member (and officer) of her NCTE student affiliate at the University of Iowa.Currently, Pam is in her 14th year at CSU, where she teaches courses in adolescents’ literature, teaching reading, and teaching methods. She is thrilled to be back in Eddy. Come visit her in her bright, shiny, new office in Eddy 323A. When Pam is not at CSU, she enjoys reading, running, biking, gardening, and cooking–as well as traveling. This past summer, she and her family spent two weeks touring England, Scotland, and France. Be sure to ask about her broomstick flying lessons at Alnwick Castle!