Lifelong learning for Experienced Educators
With a long-standing tradition of educational excellence, University of Colorado Denver is ideally suited to give your teachers and employees the skills and knowledge they need to excel in your district, from simply providing university credit for in-house courses to designing a multi-course certificate program that can flow directly into a graduate degree on campus. We can also set up a needs assessment and evaluation of your current offerings. Online and hybrid courses are available as well.
We currently partner with Aurora Public Schools, Cherry Creek School District, Denver Public Schools, Douglas County School District, Jefferson County Public Schools, and Littleton Public Schools.
We have existing offerings in Literacy, Linguistically Diverse Education, Teacher Education, Special Education, School Psychology, Leadership, Information and Learning Technologies, and Math. Visit our Certificates page to see the complete listing.
Our District partnerships exemplify the type of continuing education program and community partnership that is the ideal model of program delivery, by providing educators with onsite training that meets their specific needs while building an opportunity for completing advanced degrees. The partnership model focuses on bringing the combined knowledge of district leaders and practitioners to bear on the development of courses, built on a strong theoretical foundation provided by School of Education & Human Development faculty, and bridges the gap that is too often found between research and practice. We develop courses, as individual but job embedded opportunities or as a university certificate program that provides participants with both a focused course of study that is immediately applicable, and a pathway to state endorsement and/or completion of a master’s degree.
To find out more about how we can partner with your district, please contact Shelley Zion, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Education, at Shelley.Zion@ucdenver.edu or 303-315-4985.
Continuing and Professional Education serves as a central coordinating point, creating bridges between academic programs and district and community needs, which enhance teaching and learning both within the district and in the Schools’ academic program area. The partnership serves to build the capacity of the district to serve students, not only by providing the coursework for district teachers, but also by developing district staff as instructors in the program and by engaging in embedded coaching, mentoring, and evaluation of outcomes. This program demonstrates the future of continuing education as a place of partnership and innovation, bridging the worlds of academia and practice.