Ranked Among the Best
Established 40 years ago, 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. Classes are provided online, face to face and in hybrid formats, a mixture of on-campus and online.
In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked us in the top 6 percent of 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.
The school has also shown positive progress in the national reputational rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In 2013, we were ranked #81 nationally—almost a 20 percent jump from last year. “Our faculty and leadership have worked hard, and the jump demonstrates that our local, state, national and global sphere of influence continues to grow as we continue our mission of impacting the educational outcomes of urban and diverse youth while supporting teachers, students, policymakers, researchers and education stakeholders,” said Rebecca Kantor, dean of the School of Education & Human Development.
Gold Standard Preparation for New Teachers
You may also be interested in the fact that CU Denver’s Urban Community Teacher Education is one of 5 percent of programs in the nation that provide yearlong student placements in partner schools as a regular part of their preparation. Many schools around the county look to us for advice on “full residency” model experiences because we have a 20-year history of collaborating with our partner school districts.
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 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.