Are you an educator looking to develop expertise in a specific content area?

Numerous certificates are available that are transferable to a degree program. Most certificates are 9-12 graduate-level credits and are open to educators with a bachelor's degree. Some certificates may only be available to teachers in particular districts or CU Denver master's students in certain degree programs as noted. Click on the certificate links below for s​pecific requirements.

 

Literacy and Language Development for Diverse Learners

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Campus: Online Developing literacy and language development skills is a crucial step in children’s growth and development. Literacy instruction is a national focus, and for good reason. Studies show that students who are not reading on grade level by fourth grade have decreased chances of graduating from high school. Students need educators who can help them grow their reading skills at an early age as a way of preparing them for a successful future.

Teaching for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Campus: CU Denver CU Denver's Teaching for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity graduate certificate provides a foundation in teaching content to multilingual students. The program is designed for content-area teachers (math, science, social studies, etc.) who have multilingual learners in their classes. This certificate is also valuable to content-area coaches or administrators with a commitment to diversity and social justice, and who provide support for teachers with multilingual learners in K-12 classrooms. It is designed to equip you with the tools needed to support diverse languages, cultures and abilities in the classroom.

Para-Professional Pathways2Teaching

Degree Earned: Graduate Certificate Campus: CU Denver Two of the greatest challenges in education today are a critical teacher shortage in urban and rural communities and a lack of diversity in the teacher workforce. CU Denver's Pathway2Teaching paraprofessional certificate program addresses both of these challenges and strives to create a new generation of community responsive teachers. This certificate program provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn transferable college credits toward a teacher education degree.

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The certificate will appear on the student's transcript upon successful completion of the course unless the student is already enrolled in an SEHD degree program. If a student is currently enrolled in an SEHD degree program and is taking certificate courses, the certificate will appear on the student's transcript if no more than 3 credit hours are used to meet degree requirements. Our nationally and internationally recognized certificates are exceptions to this policy, this includes the certificate for Applied Behavior Analysis.

Students must have a grade of C or better in all classes applied toward their certificate and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher for the certificate to be transcribed. Particular district-related certificates require a grade of B or better for certificate transcription. In some cases, courses with a grade of C may not count toward a master's degree, depending on specific degree program requirements.