Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations

Degree Earned: BS 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.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Higher Education

Degree Earned: EdD Enables and supports current leaders in higher education to continue their work while completing their doctoral degrees. Graduates become effective leaders who are passionate about educational access, equity, and social justice in diverse settings in colleges and universities worldwide.

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.

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, 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.

Endorsement, Reading Teacher

Degree Earned: Endorsement Prepares individuals to meet the requirements of the revised Colorado READ Act. The program enhances literacy instruction skills and credentials while providing advanced knowledge and evidence-based training to work with diverse student populations on developing their reading, writing, and oral language skills.

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.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Offers an opportunity to become ABA certified to those who are passionate about identifying and championing the strengths and assets of children with differing abilities.

Graduate Certificate in Applied Measurement

New Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate 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 Certificate in Applied Statistical Modeling

New Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Learn advanced statistical modeling skills that have direct connections to practical educational issues and socially-just solutions for urban and diverse communities. Think and reason with quantitative data, especially using large scale datasets.

Graduate Certificate in Classroom Assessment

New Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Learn how assessments in education both support and hinder individuals in diverse groups. There are many biases to be aware of and overcome as we create more culturally inclusive assessments moving forward. We prepare students to be leaders in schools and districts who can advocate for change using data.

Graduate Certificate in Digital Pedagogy and New Literacies

New Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate CU Denver’s Digital Pedagogy and New Literacies certificate equips individuals with the tools to provide an equitable, engaging, and meaningful digital education experience. It fosters dynamic, inquisitive, and forward-thinking educators capable of identifying and solving the challenges facing digital education today.

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 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 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 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.

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 Program Evaluation

New Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Experiences and connections with urban and diverse communities are at the heart of our online Program Evaluation certificate. Coursework involves helping real schools, community organizations and non-profits thrive through effective and culturally responsible program evaluation practices.

Graduate Credential in Neurosequential Model in Education

New 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.

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Degree Earned: MA 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.

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Boulder Journey School Partnership

Degree Earned: MA 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 Learning Design & Technology

Degree Earned: MA Endorsement The Learning Design & Technology (LDT) MA is a unique graduate program. Students combine LDT certificates to create customize paths based on individual learning, professional interests and goals. The LDT MA program may also be completed for an added Teacher Librarian (K-12) endorsement or Instructional Technology Specialist (K-12) endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

Master of Arts in Literacy Education

Degree Earned: MA Prepares educators to work with diverse K - 12 students to develop reading, writing, and oral language skills. Graduates gain in-depth knowledge about building on students' languages, abilities, cultures, and real-world experiences to design highly effective and relevant teaching practices.

Master of Arts in Research and Evaluation Methods

Degree Earned: MA Provides an opportunity for those interested in improving the quality of education in schools and community organizations, using high-quality research and evaluation, data-driven decisions, and the dissemination of evidence-based research.

Master of Arts in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis

New Degree Earned: MA The Special Education MA with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) combines seven courses in our ABA certificate, two specific course electives and a practicum. Graduates will acquire the degree and supervision hours needed to sit for the BCBA exam.

Master of Arts in STEM Education, Math

Degree Earned: MA Positions teachers to work successfully in leadership roles in urban and diverse schools and understand the important role mathematics play in students' lives. Graduates help meet the high demand for qualified, effective mathematics teachers. Core Courses are fully online. You may choose elective courses in on-campus, hybrid and fully online formats.

Master of Arts in STEM Education, Math-Science

Degree Earned: MA Positions teachers with expertise in STEM learning and highly effective assessment and teaching practices to effectively guide today's learners. Graduates help meet the demand for qualified math-science teachers and become leading educators at the forefront of this field. Offered in on-campus, hybrid, and fully online formats.

Minor in Digital Media Design for Learning

Degree Earned: Minor The Digital Media Design for Learning minor focuses on using digital and social media platforms and technologies to design and produce learning experiences and materials for people in school, organizational, and community settings. ­

Undergraduate/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.