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

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.

Secondary Teacher Education CLAS/SEHD

Undergraduate Certificates

School of Education & Human Development undergraduate certificates are open to students throughout CU Denver. You'll be encouraged to explore your passions around education, family diversity, and social justice through integrated coursework and discussions. Upon completion, the certificate credential will help you stand out in your job search and professional life.

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.