Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations

Degree Earned: BS Prepares 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.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Higher Education

Degree Earned: EdD Enables 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Science (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Executive Leadership

Degree Earned: EdD License Offers 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Literacy Education, English Education

Degree Earned: MA Prepares 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.

Early Childhood Special Education Specialist License

Degree Earned: License Offers 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.

Endorsement, Early Childhood Special Education Specialist

Degree Earned: Endorsement Designed 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.

Graduate Certificate in Early Literacy

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Equips 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.

Minor in Education Studies

Degree Earned: Minor CU 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.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Early Childhood Education

Degree Earned: EdD Designed 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.

Master of Arts in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Degree Earned: MA Develops 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.

Endorsement, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Degree Earned: Endorsement Designed 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.

Master of Arts in Counseling, Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy

Degree Earned: MA Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health

Degree Earned: MA Prepares 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.