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School of Education and Human Development University of Colorado Denver

School of Education and Human Development

Global Education Certificate

Global Education Certificate

Global Education Certificate

Turn your International Travel into Graduate Credit

CU Denver now offers professional development tours that blend with online courses to provide you with the foundation and support to expand your knowledge and awareness of global education. Come away with a curriculum based upon your travel experiences that incorporate global citizenship into your classroom. We are thrilled to offer professional development tours through our partners, EF Education and through the Office of International Affairs.

Summer Travel

Professional development trips are offered during summer break so travel is convenient for educators. Join us to destinations that focus on social justice issues in education within a current and historical context. Travel qualifies as the second course and includes additional assignments. Professional development travel from other accredited organizations will also be accepted.

Costa Rica

"Spanish 4 Teachers Language Program"

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Program Dates (tentative): June 2015


"Innovation & the Future of Education"

June 21-29, 2015


"Mexican Perspectives on Migration"

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Program Dates: June 7-27, 2015

Graduate Credit

The certificate is a series of 3 graduate level courses that provide a framework for global competency and application in the classroom. Courses are delivered online and blended with qualifying international travel.


To get started, we are offering tuition for the first course at a 25% discount! The first course costs a total of $750, discounted significantly from $1,157.50. The certificate that includes 3 graduate level courses and costs a total of $2,075. Payment plans are available through the CU Denver Bursar's Office. Application is required. For questions, please contact us.


CU Denver is a state university and is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the School of Education & Human Development is accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Related Degree Programs

The Global Education certificate and its courses may translate to a MA in Curriculum and Instruction. It also supplements an emphasis in Global Education for Teach for America MA candidates.

Courses Preferred Sequence & Term Offered
UEDU 5700: Foundations of Global Education & 21st Century Learning
Emphasizes on the development of 21st century skills and teaching core content in a global context.


UEDU 5705: Global Experiential Learning
This course is the travel piece of the certificate. It provides the framework for integrating global awareness into classroom lessons.
If you are traveling with EF, this is the Professional Development tour that includes an online course plus assignments.


UEDU 5710: Global Education Capstone Project
Educators plan a curriculum unit that integrates their experiences abroad and increased content knowledge into engaging, meaningful, standards-aligned lessons.


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