Cybersecurity Faculty Development Program - UCCS Led Coalition

Cybersecurity Faculty Development Program - UCCS Led Coalition

Become an Educator in Cybersecurity

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business received a $3.35 million grant from the U.S. National Security Agency to educate, train and develop faculty in cybersecurity. UCCS will serve as a strategic partner for a consortium of educational institutions to deliver a comprehensive, programmatic approach to cybersecurity faculty development. The grant will provide cybersecurity education to more than 1,500 participants over the next two years. Courses for existing faculty, cyber industry professionals and transitioning military/civil service personnel will be provided free-of-charge. Graduate-level courses will be partially funded through grant money for participants.

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Our Partnership

The coalition includes a partnership with 10 prominent academic institutions, from community colleges to elite research universities, that specialize in cybersecurity instruction. The grant will offer certificates in narrow cybersecurity topics, masters and doctoral courses in cybersecurity and cybersecurity management, boot camps in cybersecurity technology and courses in pedagogy to fill specific knowledge gaps. In addition to faculty training, the grant will also aim to engage 100 educational institutions to support the development of cybersecurity management degree programs.

Meet Our Partner Institutions

  • Arizona State University
  • Florida International University
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • University of Albany, SUNY
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of New Mexico
  • Robert Morris University
  • Whatcom Community College
  • National Cyberwatch Center

Principal Investigators:

Lead Principal Investigator: Gurvirender Tejay, Ph.D.
Gurvirender Tejay, Ph.D.

 DBA Faculty Director, Associate Professor of Information Systems College of Business

Co-Principal Investigator: Gary Klein, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Gary Klein, Ph.D.

 Business Analysis; Couger Professor of Information Systems College of Business

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This program is funded by the National Security Agency under the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) by Grant CAE-C-001-2020 "CAE-C in Cybersecurity Education Innovation."