The program prepares students to facilitate the teaching/learning process and to lead and work in community-based environments. Thus, many students pursue the degree to enhance their skills as professional classroom teachers or leaders in the community. Through this program, you will be prepared to view culturally and linguistically diverse families from a strengths-based perspective and to serve them in a variety of contexts.

Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences - Human Development and Family Relations

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver CU Denver’s MA in Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences with a concentration in human development and family relations is an interdisciplinary program that prepares graduate students to serve culturally and linguistically diverse families and individuals in a variety of community settings and social service organizations. The importance of family diversity and social justice is stressed throughout the curriculum through courses and experiences. This MA is also for students who are preparing for doctoral studies in family science and human development or related areas.

Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences - Learning

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver Contemporary understandings of the brain, the mind, language, culture and diverse settings have shifted how we think about learning. CU Denver’s MA in Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences with a concentration in learning was created for individuals who wish to delve into the latest research and practices on learners’ cognition, motivation, engagement, growth and development in various formal and informal learning contexts.

Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences - Friends School Teacher Preparation Partnership

Degree Earned: License MA Campus: CU Denver Online CU Denver and Friends School in Boulder have partnered together to offer an innovative program where teachers earn an MA in Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences and a Colorado teaching license. This highly regarded partnership places teachers in public and independent elementary and early childhood schools throughout Boulder County while they also complete graduate coursework at a reduced tuition rate.

Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences - Boulder Journey School Teacher Education Program Partnership

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver Off campus The University of Colorado Denver and Boulder Journey School have partnered to offer a master’s degree in Learning, Developmental, and Family Sciences, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. The Boulder Journey School Teacher Education Program includes a one-year paid teaching residency, a Colorado teaching license, director qualifications, and a trip to study in Reggio Emilia, Italy, all at a reduced tuition rate.