From Passion to Professional Success
At the School of Education & Human Development, we believe that culturally responsive educators and mental health professionals create positive change to transform our schools and communities. We attract students who are committed to careers in the fields of teaching and mental health. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. That's why our graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world.
Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice
CU Denver resides in the center of a thriving urban setting. This creates a diverse university community which promotes cross-cultural fluency and educators and counselors who are prepared for the real world.
We believe that all students, diverse in race, ethnicity, economic resources, language, fluency, abilities, geography, first-generation status, age, gender and sexual identities, deserve access to an excellent education. Our academic programs and curriculum reflect this philosophy of inclusion and social justice.
Our mission is to develop educators and counselors who excel in diverse environments and have the knowledge to “be the change” as strong advocates for social justice, positive learning experiences within the context of culture, equitable education and success for all individuals.
A large number of our faculty members speak Spanish. Their knowledge and skills enhance our students' ability to serve culturally diverse and underrepresented individuals and families. Our Human Development and Family Relations program is the first of its kind in the country to offer bilingual (Spanish) HDFR courses.