Welcome to the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver. I invite you to explore our website to learn about our outstanding faculty and programs. As the largest graduate school of education in Colorado, and with recently added undergraduate options, we offer exciting advantages to students seeking to begin or advance a career in education or mental health. We also offer many continuing and professional education certificates and endorsements as building blocks toward an advanced degree or as a way to increase your effectiveness in your current role.
You’ll find that we are a vibrant community of practicing educators and counselors, educational leaders and researchers who have a strong service ethic (locally, nationally and globally) and a dedication to excellence. We are committed to developing forward-thinking educators and counselors who have a deep sense of inquiry, a concern for pressing social problems, a great desire to live their lives purposefully, a passion for giving back to the community and the cultural competence needed to serve urban and diverse populations.
I’m very proud of all aspects of the school, but I’d like to mention a few key aspects that make this school special.
As a research organization, our students have the opportunity to learn from numerous faculty members who are the go-to experts in their field. We also have several centers and programs that are powerhouses for internationally influential research, from early interventions for autism spectrum disorders to instructional strategies for students with math learning challenges.
Our school and community partnerships are unmatched in the state. These amazingly rich partnerships, which are more than 20 years old, attracted me to take my position at the school. We cooperate with major school districts, mental health organizations, foundations and a variety of nonprofits to train our students and increase the likelihood that many at-risk students in our state will graduate from high school and fulfill their dreams in higher education settings as well.
We prepare our graduates for inclusive and culturally responsive careers. In a state and country that is becoming more and more diverse, the skills that we provide are extremely valued by employers.
Last but not least, U.S. News & World Report has ranked us among the top education schools in the country.
Thank you for your interest in our work. I encourage you to discover the rest of our assets by exploring the website in depth, attending a school open house or partnering with us in some fashion. My door is usually open, and I welcome visits with alumni, education leaders and community members who would like to meet me. Together, I know we will take the SEHD to the next level of achievement as a first-class program leader in the nation and make significant contributions to the Denver metro area and Colorado.
Dean, School of Education & Human Development