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One of U.S. News and World Report's best graduate programs for education.

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The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver is a national leader in programs that start and advance careers in teaching, counseling/mental health, administration and research.

Ranked among the best national graduate schools of education and online education providers by U.S. News & World Report, we offer doctoral, graduate, undergraduate and continuing professional education programs of study that focus on mental health and educational equity and excellence. We are proud to announce that we are one of only two graduate schools of education in Colorado​ to receive the 2016 Best Graduate Schools ranking by U.S. News and World Report. Classes are provided online, face to face and in hybrid formats, a mixture of on-campus and online.

This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked us in the top 40 schools in the nation for online education programs. The magazine especially commended us for our online programs in early childhood education and information and learning technologies.

Gold Standard Preparation for New Teachers

Our alumni earn the highest average base salary when compared to graduates of other teacher education programs in Colorado. CU Denver partners with a network of local and regional schools, five school districts and community organizations to offer real-world teaching experience in diverse communities. These strong, ongoing relationships with schools and community organizations provide our students with considerable mentoring, support, practice and confidence. Students engage in field experiences from the very first year in the program. Our graduates are among the most prepared in the nation to support students with diverse languages, cultures and abilities in the classroom. Over 900 hours of classroom experience provide our education students with skills and experiences that far exceed the average training received by first-year teachers, strengthening their ability to impact student growth and achievement. Many schools around the county look to us for advice on “full residency” model experiences because our partnerships are decades-long. The longevity of our partnerships impacts the quality of our intensive, well-supported internships and residencies for students. 

Counseling Lessons That Can’t Be Matched

If you are looking for a rigorous Counseling program with a practicum experience that can’t be matched by any other counseling program in the state, you’ve come to the right place. University of Colorado Denver counseling students obtain practicum experience in our Student and Community Counseling Center with live supervision and continuous feedback from licensed clinicians.

Most Popular School Psychology Program in Colorado

Over half of practicing Denver metro area school psychologists have graduated from the University of Colorado Denver’s program. Our School Psychology​ program is known for its community focus and nationally recognized faculty, cost and location, as well as the opportunity to engage in meaningful practicum and internship experiences in schools.

Exceptionally Strong Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies and Doctoral Programs

Many of Colorado’s high-ranking education leaders (including superintendents, principals and educational researchers) developed the knowledge, wisdom and imagination to prepare for their leadership roles while studying at the University of Colorado Denver through our Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies and doctoral programs. Students in these programs find a vibrant community of educators and researchers who are dedicated to addressing the most challenging problems facing education today.

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