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School of Education and Human Development University of Colorado Denver

School of Education and Human Development




Are you an educator looking to develop expertise in a specific content area? We offer numerous certificates consisting of 9-12 graduate-level credits that can also transfer into a degree program. Many of these certificates are open for enrollment to educators with a bachelor's degree. Some certificates are currently available only to teachers in particular districts or CU Denver master's students in certain degree programs. Click on the certificate links below for specific requirements. Please be aware that tuition and f​ees posted on our certificate pages are current through the Summer 2014 term only. As we work to update individual pages and flyers with the new rates, we suggest that you contact us to request the most up-to-date information.

Content Areas Certificates
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Coaching
Buell Early Childhood Leadership
Information & Learning Technologies Online Teaching
Executive Leadership
Teacher Leadership
Linguistically Diverse Education Teaching for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Literacy​ Early Literacy
Literacy and Language Development for Diverse Learners
Math & Science Mathematical Content Knowledge for Teaching
Place-based Education
Research Classroom Assessment
School Counseling Student Services
School Library Highly Effective School Libraries
Special Education Applied Behavior Analysis
Emotions, Behaviors, and Mental Health in Schools
Teacher Education Culturally Responsive Urban Education

The certificate will appear on the student's transcript upon successful completion of the courses 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.​​​​​​​

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