As an undergraduate in CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development, you may choose from a number of exciting and innovative programs that prepare you to work with children, families and communities.

Human Development and Family Relations

BS in Human Development and Family Relations (HDFR) majors are prepared to effectively serve culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and families thereby supporting and improving workplaces and communities. Our HDFR program is the first of its kind in the United States to offer bilingual (Spanish) HDFR courses. It will lead to a certification in the field. At CU Denver, it’s the only program that focuses on family relationships within schools and communities. Our physical location in the heart of Denver and in rural Colorado provides unique opportunities for students to engage with children and youth, families, schools, community colleges, businesses and non-profits with diverse perspectives and backgrounds

Human Development and Family Relations

Degree Earned: BS Campus: CU Denver The BS in Human Development and Family Relations is an interdisciplinary program that prepares undergraduate students to serve culturally and linguistically diverse families and individuals in a variety of community and social service settings. The major also provides a strong foundation for students who wish to go to law school for child and family law, medical school for pediatrics or family medicine, social work graduate school or counseling education. It is offered in on-campus, hybrid and online formats. Make a difference in your community with this degree! Apply today!

Education and Human Development

The BA in Education and Human Development in teaching and school leadership prepares you for career as an educator and to earn one of many initial licensures. Our residency style preparation program offers you multiple and deep experiences in the schools starting in Freshman year that build toward a final, fulltime residency year in one of several districts with whom we partner. You’ll learn best practices from dedicated teachers, school administrators and award-winning faculty in residency programs perfected and proven over more than 25 years of ongoing work with partner schools. Deep preparation and community connections help our graduates stand out. They are recognized as among the most prepared in the nation to support diverse languages, cultures and abilities in schools. Towards the end of your program, you may opt to apply to our BA to MA program which will allow you to apply nine credits of your BA program to an MA.

Education and Human Development - Middle School Math (Licensure)

Degree Earned: BA License Campus: CU Denver Online Have a passion for middle school students? Want to make a difference in students’ mathematics instruction? Mathematical learning opportunities matter, and not all students receive the same kinds of opportunities. In our Middle School Mathematics licensure program, you will deepen your understanding of mathematics while learning how to engage students in meaningful learning experiences. We encourage applicants with a wide range of professional experiences. Upon successful completion of all components of this program, you will be ready to be a licensed middle school math teacher.

Education and Human Development - Social Studies (Licensure)

Degree Earned: BA License Campus: CU Denver Online CU Denver's BA in Education and Human Development with social studies teaching licensure prepares students to become secondary teachers who encourage their students to become civically engaged. If you are passionate about helping middle and high school students understand the importance of voting in public elections, how laws come into being, and how to keep in contact with their elected officials, you may make an excellent social studies teacher.

Education and Human Development - BA to MA

Degree Earned: BA MA Campus: CU Denver Online CU Denver’s BA to MA program (BAMA) in Education and Human Development is an expedient option designed to allow CU Denver students to complete both an undergraduate degree in Education and Human Development and a master’s degree in as little as five years. Pursuing an MA early in your career will allow you to deepen your expertise, advance your career goals and position you for leadership in your field. The BA to MA provides graduates with the skills to teach in a social justice framework, work with diverse learners and engage in high quality instruction and assessment.

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Undergraduate Minors

The School of Education & Human Development offers minors that are open to undergraduates throughout CU Denver. Love our classes? Want to add an additional credential to your transcript? Consider a minor.