Degree Earned:MAPrepares students to serve culturally and linguistically diverse families and individuals in a variety of community settings and social service organizations. The curriculum stresses the importance of family diversity and social justice. This MA is also suitable for graduate students preparing for doctoral studies in family science and human development or related areas.
Degree Earned:BSPrepares students for careers serving culturally and linguistically diverse families and individuals in community and social service settings. The program also provides a strong foundation for law school for child and family law, medical school for pediatrics or family medicine, social work graduate school, or a counseling education. It is offered in on-campus, hybrid, and online formats.
Degree Earned:EdDEnables and supports current leaders in higher education to continue their work while completing their doctoral degree. Graduates become effective leaders who are passionate about educational access, equity, and social justice in diverse settings in colleges and universities worldwide.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares educators to teach science to diverse adolescents and promote their appreciation for scientific discovery. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools. Graduates gain in-depth, relevant knowledge and skills that allow them to make science meaningful to their students.
Degree Earned:EdDLicenseOffers a unique opportunity for current and aspiring leaders in schools and other educational organizations to study with nationally and internationally known scholars and practitioners. Coursework focuses on knowledge and skills around managing talent and finances, building strategic partnerships, leading innovation and change, and planning for future-ready schools and organizations.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares individuals holding a bachelor's degree from many fields to teach in diverse elementary classrooms in as little as a year. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools. Graduates are highly qualified and well-prepared to support and understand the potential of their students.
Degree Earned:MAPrepares educators to work with diverse adolescents in different settings and help them develop an appreciation for literature and writing. The approach integrates many areas of knowledge that underlie effective teaching of English to serve the needs of today's diverse student population, building on students' languages, abilities, cultures, and real-world experiences.
Degree Earned:LicenseOffers a perfect fit for those interested in providing culturally responsive, family-centered, developmentally effective early education for children with disabilities in an inclusive setting. Specialists in early childhood special education are in high demand in Colorado and nationally, and play an important role as both lead teachers and specialists who support classroom teachers.
Degree Earned:EndorsementDesigned for teachers with early childhood, elementary, or special education licenses to advance and deepen their expertise in educating young children with special needs and supporting their families. On-campus, hybrid, or fully online formats are available. Recipients become lead teachers in classrooms or specialists supporting classroom teachers.
Degree Earned:PhDPrepares candidates to be leaders, faculty members, and researchers at the forefront of change in the areas of early childhood special education and early childhood education. Graduates enter a growing and dynamic field with burgeoning research about the critical years in children's brain development, learning, and health.
Degree Earned:Graduate CertificateEquips preschool and primary grade teachers and para-educators with advanced skills in the development, assessment, and instruction of literacy for young learners. The certificate includes methods that help all learners-including those who are linguistically or culturally diverse-gain important literacy skills.
Degree Earned:MinorCU Denver’s minor in Education Studies is useful across many disciplines and career paths. Undergraduate students explore cognition and learning theory, teaching methods, development across the life span, and working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
Degree Earned:MADevelops leaders who can address the challenges of early childhood and advocate for all children and families. With a focus on diversity and social justice, graduates learn to empower underserved populations and create opportunities where they are most needed.
Degree Earned:EdDDesigned to prepare highly competent professionals to become leaders and advocates for all children and their families from an equity and inclusive excellence perspective. Graduates lead system and policy development in inclusive, culturally, and linguistically diverse child care, school, and community settings for children birth to age eight, their families, and their educators.
Degree Earned:MADevelops the knowledge, leadership skills, and classroom practices that support multilingual learners and their families. Graduates help meet the increasing need for knowledge and skills to design effective practices to serve the number of children who speak and learn in multiple languages.
Degree Earned:EndorsementDesigned for currently licensed teachers who are seeking career advancement and the knowledge and tools needed to support diverse languages, cultures, and abilities in the classroom. The endorsement is available with and without an MA.
Degree Earned:PhDBrings together award-winning faculty and doctoral students who ground their approach and research in transdisciplinary and critical frameworks and advocate for educational equity and transformative, liberatory education.
Degree Earned:MAPrepares students for careers as couple and family therapists. Faculty teach students to prize human diversity and offer a continuum of mental health services across a variety of settings for the benefit of the community and society. Graduates treat relationship and emotional challenges, while promoting optimum relational health, through a systemic, holistic approach.
Degree Earned:MAPrepares those interested in providing mental health counseling to a wide range of diverse clients in settings such as mental health centers, private practices, substance abuse centers, hospitals, correctional facilities, and hospice services.