A master's with more choices means a career with more opportunities.

What is the Personalized Professional Master’s Degree?

CU Denver’s Personalized Professional Master’s Degree provides an innovative approach tailored to the needs of modern educators and human development professionals. It gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in your chosen field while also providing the chance to personalize your education with a customized curriculum of interdisciplinary courses. With a Personalized Professional Master’s Degree, you will gain a solid foundation for success combined with skills that fit your educational needs and unique goals.

Why Should I Choose this Option?

Most MA programs tell you what to take regardless of what you need to advance your career and what you might be interested in learning.

But, our Personalized Professional Master’s Degree program is unique. We offer you the opportunity to use half of your credits to deepen your knowledge and skills in your chosen professional field and use the other half your credits to choose interdisciplinary courses that invite you to pursue your curiosities, or to address areas you feel you need to improve.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver Online This transformational, practice-oriented program for elementary and secondary teachers will develop your knowledge, leadership skills and classroom practices to support multilingual learners and their families. The number of children who speak and learn in multiple languages continues to rise across the nation has prompted the need for educators with the knowledge and skills to design effective practices and lead change in their schools. If you are passionate about elevating inclusivity in your classroom and championing the strengths and assets of children. Our MA in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education is a perfect option for you

Early Childhood Education

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver Online If you have a passion for working with young children, families and communities during the critically important stage of early childhood, CU Denver’s MA in Early Childhood Education is the perfect program for you! It is offered on-campus, hybrid or fully online. This program emphasizes inclusive, family-centered practices, culturally sustaining teaching and a curriculum that is inspired by the potential of all children and families. We prepare highly competent professionals who are leaders and advocates known for embracing the whole child in inclusive, culturally and linguistically diverse settings

Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences - Learning

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver Online 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.

STEM Education - Math

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver Online The need for qualified and effective mathematics teachers has never been greater. University of Colorado Denver recognizes that impactful mathematics teaching requires a deep understanding of both student learning and mathematic content. Graduates of the STEM MA mathematics education concentration are positioned to work successfully in leadership roles in urban and diverse schools and understand the important role mathematics play in their students' lives. Core Courses are fully online. You may choose elective courses in on-campus, hybrid, or fully online formats.

STEM Education - Math-Science

Degree Earned: MA Campus: CU Denver Math-science educators are in high demand. CU Denver recognizes this shortage and prepares teachers to effectively guide today’s learners. Math-science teachers need expertise in understanding STEM learning and highly effective assessment and teaching practices. CU Denver’s MA in STEM Education with a concentration in math-science education prepares you to be a leading educator at the forefront of this field. You may choose from on-campus, hybrid and fully online formats.