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Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations

Degree Earned: BS Classroom Type: Fully Online Online and on campus classes 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.

Early Childhood Special Education Specialist License

Degree Earned: License Classroom Type: Fully Online Online and on campus classes 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, ELEVATE Early Childhood Special Education

New Degree Earned: Endorsement Classroom Type: Fully Online 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 Applied Measurement

New Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Classroom Type: Fully Online Online and on campus classes Learn to measure the abstract variables used in daily decision-making. This involves deep critical thinking skills and the ability to combine statistical learning with understandings of human behavior. Individuals working in social sciences, education and mental health and who want to deepen their knowledge of diversity, respect, equity and inclusiveness may be particularly interested in this offering.

Graduate Credential in Neurosequential Model in Education

New Degree Earned: Graduate Credential Classroom Type: Fully Online 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.

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Degree Earned: MA Classroom Type: Fully Online On campus Online and on campus classes Prepares educators to work in inclusive and diverse early learning environments with young children (infancy through age eight). Graduates gain practices that embrace the whole child in culturally and linguistically diverse public school or community-based early childhood education settings, emphasizing family-centered practices. It is offered in on-campus, hybrid, or fully online formats. This MA does not lead to a license or endorsement.

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education Specialist (License)

Degree Earned: MA License Classroom Type: Fully Online Online and on campus classes Prepares 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.

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Online in partnership with Boulder Journey School

Degree Earned: MA Classroom Type: Fully Online A new online MA in Early Childhood Education to study innovation for children birth to age 8, at Boulder Journey School, inspired by the schools for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Study quality multi-media examples of learning and teaching, engage in collaborative examination of documentation, and develop interpretations and new practices to innovate the field of Early Childhood Education.

Master of Arts in Leadership for Educational Organizations, Leading Change for Student Success in Higher Education

New Degree Earned: MA Classroom Type: Fully Online Prepares you with the practical, applied leadership knowledge needed to transition into roles of increasing responsibility within the field of higher education. This fully online program has a strong focus on equity and social justice and a competitive online tuition rate, making it attractive to Colorado residents and non-residents.