About Us

The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching and mental health. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice.

Our graduates represent a blend of scholarship and hands-on experience as teachers, learners, counselors and innovators. They are among the most prepared in the county because our national reputation and strong statewide partnerships provide extensive real-world learning opportunities in Denver and beyond. This experience, combined with our stature as a public research university offering a premier, outcome-based education, result in graduates who are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world.

A Reputation that Opens Doors

Our school is among the top education schools according to U.S. News and World Report. And, there’s a reason that U.S. News and World Report ranks our school in the top 50 “Best Online Graduate Education Programs.” SEHD students learn using the very technologies that they will employ as the teachers and counselors of the future.

About CU Denver

As Colorado’s only public urban research university, CU Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. We educate more than 14,000 students at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in downtown Denver. You can choose from more than 100 programs in 8 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. All students are exposed to the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experiences, while the city benefits from well educated, top talent and a new generation that fuels the future of Denver and our region. Learn more at https://www.ucdenver.edu/.

Quick Facts

  • Largest graduate school of education in the state
  • Our graduates are recognized to be among the most prepared in the nation to support diverse languages, cultures and abilities in the classroom.
  • Our counseling program is CACREP accredited and 98 percent of alumni are employed in the counseling field after graduation.
  • SEHD was the first to create alternative licensures in Colorado, in partnership with Teach for America. Our ASPIRE to Teach alternative teacher licensure program is the smartest path to a teaching career. Now. Students in the program earn a paycheck while they are in the process of getting their teaching license. This online program is highly personalized, with one-on-one coaching from professionals.
  • Our APA-accredited School Psychology program is one of only three in the country to offer a bilingual concentration. It has a 100-percent job placement rate. Graduates who complete our Bilingual School Psychologist Concentration frequently receive signing bonuses of up to $10,000.
  • SEHD embraces 21st-century teaching and learning. Six of our programs are available online and we offer a hybrid doctoral program. We have seven online offerings in the certificates, licenses and endorsements category.
  • We seek out and embrace best practices from K-12 classrooms throughout Colorado, including innovations in educational technology.
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