The need for highly qualified, culturally and linguistically responsive special education teachers is on the rise in Colorado and the nation. The Special Education track of CU Denver’s bachelor’s degree in Teaching, Learning and Human Development prepares students to address the exceptional learning needs of individuals ages five to 21.
The Special Education track combines cutting-edge research with real classroom experiences. You’ll learn from faculty who are locally, nationally and internationally recognized for their research and innovation. They will provide you with critical knowledge and interventions to teach learners with exceptional learning needs. You’ll be able to apply your new knowledge through frequent, powerful hands-on classroom experiences, and you’ll discover the advantage of our rich 20-year history of school and community partnerships.
The program is designed to enhance your ability to effectively support diverse, urban students with disabilities in K-12 public schools and alternative settings. Faculty members will foster your growth as a teacher and educational leader who promotes inclusion and equity for all. This program strives to help you:
- Gain a holistic understanding of special education
- Collaborate with schools and communities
- Engage in culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and leadership
The program is offered in a variety of formats with in-class, hybrid and online courses that support the needs of talented students from all backgrounds, including nontraditional and underrepresented students. We are accepting applications from incoming freshmen, current students at CU Denver, transfer students from community colleges or four-year institutions, individuals who are working as paraprofessionals and people who are interested in working in community-based organizations serving diverse families.
Employers understand that CU Denver graduates bring extreme value to their teams. Human resource directors, principals and superintendents tell us that CU Denver candidates enter their first year of teaching with the knowledge, skills and confidence of second- and third-year teachers.
Applications are now being accepted for spring 2014. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We encourage students to take advantage of the scholarships and grants that are available in this major.
Immerse yourself with real work in our professional development schools. Be a part of a school community where together with students you will ask questions, observe, analyze, explain and draw meaningful conclusions.