Certificate, Prosocial Leader

New Degree Earned: Credit available Non-credit The 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.

Endorsement, ELEVATE Early Childhood Special Education

New Degree Earned: Endorsement The 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.

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education Pedagogy

New Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Provides 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.

Graduate Credential in Neurosequential Model in Education

Degree Earned: Graduate Credential Provides 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.

Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education Coaching

Featured Degree Earned: Undergraduate Certificate Graduate Certificate Provides 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle School Math (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Deepens 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.

Master of Arts in Learning Design & Technology

Degree Earned: MA Endorsement CU 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.

Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Learning Design and Technology

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate CU 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.

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate CU 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.

Graduate Certificate in Learner-centered Instructional Design

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate CU 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.

Endorsement, Middle School Math

Degree Earned: Endorsement Designed 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.

Master of Arts in Special Education, Generalist (Endorsement)

Degree Earned: MA Endorsement Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (Endorsement)

Degree Earned: MA Endorsement Prepares 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.

Undergraduate Certificate in Pathways2Teaching, Paraprofessional

Degree Earned: Undergraduate Certificate Strives 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Social Studies (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

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 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education Generalist (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Math (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, World Languages, Spanish (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, World Languages, French (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling​​​

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Leadership for Educational Organizations, Principal (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Prepares 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.

Counselor License

Degree Earned: License Designed 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.

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.

Executive Leadership Administrator License

Degree Earned: License Prepares 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.

Endorsement, Teacher Librarian

Degree Earned: Endorsement The 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.

Endorsement, Special Education Generalist

Degree Earned: Endorsement Prepares 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.

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.

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.

Endorsement, Bilingual Education Specialist

Degree Earned: Endorsement Designed for currently licensed teachers seeking career advancement and the knowledge and tools needed to work in dual language and bilingual education programs. The 10-credit-hour program requires that teachers already have the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) endorsement or are working toward that endorsement in conjunction with the Bilingual Education Endorsement.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Executive Leadership

Degree Earned: EdD License Equips 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.

Graduate Certificate in Teaching for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Provides 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.

Graduate Certificate, Digital Teacher Librarian

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Equips 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.

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.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Offers 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.

Bachelor of Arts in English, Secondary English (License)

Degree Earned: BA License Offers 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.
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