Degree Earned:MAEndorsementJoin a cohort of educators from across the northern front range, committed to improving educational access and success for learners from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. This program allows you to earn your CLDE endorsement, with a possibility to complete an MA.
Degree Earned:Graduate CredentialProvides trauma-informed knowledge and hands-on tools and strategies for educators, directors, principals, mental health professionals, early interventionists, and special education staff to use with PreK-12 students who present with a variety of challenging behaviors in educational and treatment settings. This credential is available only to degree seeking students at CU, as well as graduate alumni.
NewDegree Earned:Credit availableNon-creditThe Prosocial Leader certificate is designed for school leaders who are interested in leading schoolwide social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. This professional learning experience consists of three courses remotely facilitated in partnership with CREATE and the Prosocial Leader Lab.
NewDegree Earned:EndorsementThe ELEVATE – ECSE added endorsement program at University of Colorado Denver is designed for teachers holding a Colorado Early Childhood Education license and currently teaching in Colorado who seek to add the ECSE endorsement to their license. The program prepares educators to be leaders who will enrich the life experiences of young children (birth to eight years) with delays and disabilities and their families. It is a one-year (3 semester) added endorsement program with an option to complete the MA in Early Childhood Education.
NewDegree Earned:Graduate CertificateProvides Reggio-inspired experiential learning in ECE pedagogy to complement students’ current competencies and experiences. Courses can articulate into CU Denver and Boulder Journey School’s MA in Innovative ECE.
NewDegree Earned:Undergraduate CertificateThis undergraduate certificate offers individuals who will work in community-based organizations — including nonprofits, school-based, and local to international organizations — an in-depth understanding of the role literacy plays in diverse families and communities.
FeaturedDegree Earned:Undergraduate CertificateGraduate CertificateProvides experiential learning in best coaching practices for teacher-leaders, coaches, directors, principals, home childcare providers, early interventionists, special education staff or anyone looking to strengthen their coaching competencies and understanding of systems thinking.
Degree Earned:MALicenseDeepens an understanding of mathematics while illustrating how to engage middle school students in meaningful learning experiences. Applicants with a wide range of professional experiences are encouraged to take this program and become fully licensed middle school math teachers.
Degree Earned:EndorsementThe Teacher Librarian endorsement program will prepare you to meet the requirements from the Colorado Department of Education for an added Teacher Librarian endorsement to your current teaching license.
Degree Earned:MAEndorsementCU Denver’s Learning Design & Technology program is unique. Students combine 12-credit certificates to create customized paths based on each individual’s career interests and goals. The program may also be completed by a licensed teacher for an added Teacher Librarian (K-12) endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education.
Degree Earned:Graduate CertificateCU Denver’s Online Teaching and Learning certificate focuses on effective online & hybrid learning designs, high impact practices, and modern learners; with distinct themes of instructional design, inclusive pedagogies, active learning, and emerging pedagogies.
Degree Earned:Graduate CertificateCU Denver’s Leadership for Learning Design and Technology certificate focuses on transformative change, culture, and initiative for modern learning organizations; with distinct themes of vision building, culture shifting, innovation nurturing, business modeling, and knowledge management.
Degree Earned:Graduate CertificateCU Denver’s Learner-centered Instructional Design certificate focuses on
human centered design, learning engagement and motivation, and learning
frameworks. You’ll explore distinct themes of design-thinking, learning aesthetics,
universal design, and system usability.
Degree Earned:BALicensePrepares students to become teachers who encourage middle and high school students' ability to problem-solve and inspire critical analysis and decision making. This program has a fully online option and emphasizes how to teach in diverse classrooms with a focus on equity and inclusion.
Degree Earned:BALicenseDeepens an understanding of mathematics while illustrating how to engage middle school students in meaningful learning experiences. Applicants with a wide range of professional experiences are encouraged to take this program and become fully licensed middle school math teachers.
Degree Earned:BALicensePrepares secondary teachers to encourage their students to become civically engaged. The program focuses on instilling ways to help middle and high school students understand the importance of voting in public elections, how laws come into being, and how to connect with elected officials.
Degree Earned:BALicenseThe BA in Education and Human Development Secondary Science (License) prepares students to become knowledgeable in the field of science education. Graduates encourage middle and high school students to think critically, problem-solve and analyze the world around them.
Degree Earned:MALicensePlaces teachers in public and independent elementary and early childhood schools throughout Boulder County as they complete graduate coursework at a reduced tuition rate through a partnership with Friends School in Boulder.
Degree Earned:EndorsementDesigned for currently licensed teachers seeking career advancement and the knowledge and tools needed to work more effectively with multilingual learners. The 10-credit-hour program may be added to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement.
Degree Earned:EndorsementDesigned for currently licensed teachers seeking career advancement and a deeper understanding of how to engage middle school students in math. This endorsement gives teachers the unique qualifications needed to support and challenge students with diverse abilities and backgrounds.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares individuals who wish to support early childhood special education teachers or teach young children (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary) with developmental disabilities, while partnering with their families and communities. This program is offered in on-campus, hybrid, or fully online formats.
Degree Earned:MAEndorsementPrepares motivated educators to identify and champion the strengths and assets of individuals ages 5 - 21 with differing abilities, including those with identified disabilities. Graduates are equipped with the most impactful and effective skills for leading inclusive classrooms and collaborating with professionals in the field and the community.
Degree Earned:MAEndorsementPrepares educators to become advocates for multilingual learners in school districts by exploring the opportunities and challenges among Latinx students. Graduates help meet the need for leadership in Colorado and nationwide as the Latinx population grows and the achievement gap for students widens.
Degree Earned:Undergraduate CertificateStrives to create a new generation of community-responsive educators as it begins the journey for high school juniors and seniors to become teachers. Students earn transferable college credits toward a teaching degree. The program helps meet the demand for teachers in urban and rural communities and address a lack of diversity in the teacher workforce.
Degree Earned:Graduate CertificateProvides content-area teachers (math, science, social studies, etc.) with a foundation of teaching content for multilingual students. The certificate is also valuable to content-area coaches or administrators with a commitment to diversity and social justice, and who provide support for teachers with multilingual learners in K - 12 classrooms.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares individuals in as little as a year to teach Spanish in diverse middle and high school classrooms. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools. Graduates are equipped to expand students' world views and language development.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares individuals in as little as a year to teach French in diverse middle and high school classrooms. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools. Graduates expand students' world views and language development.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares individuals to teach in diverse middle and high school classrooms and expand students' worldviews, support a global perspective, and deepen critical thinking and analysis skills. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares individuals to instruct students of varying abilities in diverse elementary, middle, and high school classrooms, using an assets-based approach. Graduates are equipped to identify and champion the strengths and assets of children with differing abilities.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares educators to become effective, knowledgeable, and technology-savvy math teachers. Features a proven and perfected residency program with partner schools. Graduates are equipped with state-of-the-art mathematics pedagogies, technology integration and reaching diverse students.
Degree Earned:MAEndorsementPrepares early childhood educators to become specialists in special education to meet the unique educational needs of young children with and without developmental disabilities. This pathway leads to becoming a classroom teacher or a specialist supporting classroom teachers.
Degree Earned:EndorsementPrepares teachers holding an initial license to identify and champion the strengths and assets of individuals ages 5 - 21 with differing abilities, including those with identified disabilities. Designed for teachers who want an endorsement but are not seeking a master's, equipping them with impactful and effective skills for leading inclusive classrooms and collaborating with other professionals.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares individuals to teach English to diverse adolescents as they develop their reading and writing skills and an appreciation for literature. Features a residency program perfected and proven through almost 30 years of ongoing work with partner schools. Graduates gain in-depth knowledge that builds on their students' languages, abilities, cultures, and real-world experiences.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares advocates for adolescents and children to become competent school counselors who value inclusion and diversity in their communities. Graduates help meet the high demand for qualified counseling professionals as the commitment to addressing mental health in schools intensifies and counselors take on expanded roles.
Degree Earned:Graduate CertificateEquips teacher librarians to lead the way in digital, media, and information literacy development in their schools and create an inclusive, future-ready learning culture for building essential student skills.
Degree Earned:MAEndorsementPrepares educators to work with diverse K - 12 students to develop reading, writing, and oral language skills. This concentration and endorsement enhance literacy instruction skills and credentials and provide advanced knowledge and training to build on students' languages, abilities, cultures, and real-world experiences.
Degree Earned:LicenseDesigned for graduates of the MA in counseling program in all three tracks- Clinical Mental Health, Couples and Family Counseling, and School Counseling-to prepare for several counseling licenses in Colorado and nationally. Advanced students are eligible to start taking licensure exams prior to graduation.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares district leaders for future-ready schools. Equipped with a focus on diversity and social justice and the skills and knowledge to develop a vision for a successful school, graduates pursue careers as elementary, middle, or high school principals and administrators to realize change at school and community levels.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares educators to teach science to diverse adolescents and promote their appreciation for scientific discovery. Features a proven and perfected residency program with partner schools. Graduates gain in-depth knowledge and skills that allow them to make science meaningful to their students.
Degree Earned:EdDLicenseEquips passionate visionary leaders with new tools to create long-lasting positive change in their organizations or communities that is focused on equity, educational access, and social justice where students could flourish. Gain the skills you need to address the critical issues and challenges that exist in the field of education and educational leadership.
Degree Earned:MALicensePrepares individuals holding a bachelor's degree from many teaching fields in diverse elementary classrooms. The program features a proven and perfected residency program with partner schools. Graduates are highly qualified and well-prepared to support their students’ potential.
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: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: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:LicensePrepares educators to take all required licensure exams, opening the door to executive roles-such as president, superintendent, and others-at the district level. Educators receive the skills needed to lead districts to be inclusive, highly effective, and future-ready.
Degree Earned:Graduate CertificateOffers an opportunity to become a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) to those who are passionate about identifying and championing the strengths and assets of children with differing abilities.
Degree Earned:BALicenseOffers a unique opportunity for current and aspiring leaders in districts, schools, and other educational organizations to study with internationally known scholars and practitioners. Coursework focuses on knowledge and skills to inspire and lead.
Degree Earned:BAEndorsementLicenseEquips students to become teachers who identify and champion the strengths of children with differing abilities. The program teaches students to use impactful and effective skills to lead inclusive classrooms.
Degree Earned:BAEndorsementLicensePrepares students to become teachers in diverse elementary classrooms with a focus on social justice and equity. Graduates are qualified and well-prepared to bring forth the full potential of their students.
Degree Earned:BALicensePrepares 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.