Degree: BA License
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Prepares future teachers to work in inclusive and diverse early learning environments with infants through age eight. Graduates attain practices that embrace the whole child. This is done within diverse early childhood education settings, emphasizing family-centered practices.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver Online
The Bachelor of Arts in Education and Human Development, Early Childhood Education (License) leads to Colorado teacher licensure. The program prepares competent early childhood education professionals.
Students join a top education school with collaborative teams of dedicated teachers and award-winning faculty. The program is also ranked as a top school according to U.S. News and World Report.
The program prepares competent teachers, leaders, and advocates with the knowledge and skills to identify strengths and meet the needs of all children and their families. Students learn about young children’s thinking, culturally responsive education, supporting English language and learners, and technology.Students in the program will:
Graduates are ready to lead and make a difference in ECE classrooms of any kind.
The program offer generous ECE scholarships. It also offers vast learning and development opportunities.
ECE Educator Scholarships, administered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education in collaboration with Colorado Department of Early Childhood, are designed for early childhood education students living in Colorado who are pursuing dedicated coursework, certificates and degrees up to a master’s degree. Awards vary dependent upon credit hours of enrollment and program. All eligible students receive some funding. Learn more at cdhe.colorado.gov
Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development
The School of Education & Human Development attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching and school leadership. The program matches their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches, and real-world practice. That’s why graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities, and the world.
This flexible program accepts students every term (fall, spring, summer). It also features personalized support for every student.
CU Denver is committed to putting highly qualified and well-compensated early childhood professionals in the field.
Ask admissions about the program’s ever-growing transfer partnerships with community colleges.
Students gain fieldwork and experiences that prepare them to be responsive and innovative early childhood educators. Graduates practice within settings that include culturally and linguistically diverse learners and children with delays and/or disabilities.
Recommended Completion Time:4 years
Required Credits for Completion:126
Our program seeks individuals who wish to teach as a career. We accept applications from incoming first-year students, current students at CU Denver, students transferring from community colleges or four-year institutions, individuals who are working as paraprofessionals, assistant teachers or developmental intervention assistants.
This program has rolling admissions, applications close per semester as follows:
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