He is responsible for coordination and implementation of the university-wide academic internship program and works with individual students seeking study abroad opportunities. He advises and assists students, coordinates internships with faculty members in each college, outreaches to communities, businesses and government agencies, and plans, promotes and evaluates the internship program.
Cole has been working since 2005 as a field experience coordinator for the Urban Teacher Program at Metropolitan State. He simultaneously was a licensure officer for the Education Department, Urban Teacher Program. Earlier he worked as a program representative/office specialist for the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center; as a program-planning specialist for New York City Field Services Office, and as youth outreach director in Bronx, N.Y. He has worked as community faculty in the Urban Teacher Program, as a private contractor, and as an adjunct professor at City University of New York.
He holds a B.A. in French literature and secondary education from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, and an M.S. in elementary education/reading specialist from City University of New York, City College, New York, N.Y.
Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, provides high-quality, affordable academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. It is the only state university in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.