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2011-2012 CU Denver Catalog 
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School of Education & Human Development

Complete course list for the School of Education & Human Development 


Deanna Sands

Associate Deans
Honorine Nocon

Assistant Dean
Christine Feagins


Student Services Center
1380 Lawrence Street Center,  Suite 701

Mailing Address
School of Education & Human Development
P.O. Box 173364, Campus Box 106
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Application Deadlines

Vary by program. Visit



The School of Education & Human Development prepares and inspires education and mental health leaders to have a profound impact in fostering student opportunity, achievement and success in urban and diverse communities. Areas of study include programs for new teachers, experienced teachers, school administrators, counselors, school psychologists, school librarians as well as technology and research professionals.


We prepare and inspire education and mental health leaders to have a profound impact in fostering student opportunity, achievement and success in urban and diverse communities.

Our Role in the Community

At the school, we’re affecting the future. We attract a large proportion of mid-career students armed with broad experiences and perspectives, who go on to infuse Colorado’s classrooms and mental health organizations with diversity and wisdom.

Professionals as Students

Our program and class schedules offer flexibility to meet the needs of professionals who balance graduate education with the demands of work, families and other interests.


The School of Education & Human Development is fully accredited by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) in Agency Counseling, School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in School Psychology.

Programs Leading to Degrees and Licenses


The School of Education & Human Development offers two doctoral programs, two educational specialist degrees, master’s degrees in seven program areas as well as undergraduate degrees with teacher licensure through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students in these degree programs may pursue a variety of state licenses for teaching and school administration or may elect to earn these licenses without pursuing a graduate degree.

The school’s degree programs and the associated state licenses are listed in the following table that also provides contact information. The school’s urban community teacher education program prepares elementary and secondary teachers for a variety of school settings through academic work, professional studies, classroom teaching experiences and community field experiences.

School of Education and Human Development Degree Programs and Associated State Licenses    


Prospective degree candidates (master’s, educational specialist and doctoral) should request application materials from the School of Education & Human Development Student Services Center located in the Lawrence Street Center, Suite 701, by telephone at 303-315-6300 or by e-mail to Information about all degrees, programs and admission requirements can be found on the school’s website at

Continuing Professional Education

In cooperation with schools and other community agencies, the school’s continuing education program offers a variety of graduate workshops, courses and academies. While these are designed to meet specific education and training needs of partner organizations, many of the continuing professional education programs articulate with the school’s regular master’s degree programs. For more information, please call 303-315-4920.

Centers and Cooperatives


For information about centers and cooperatives in the School of Education & Human Development, visit and click on Centers.

Center for Transforming Learning and Teaching (CTLT)
Colorado Principal’s Center
Culturally Responsive Urban Education (CRUE)
Evaluation Center
Experiential Science Learning and Research Collaborative
Front Range Board of Cooperative Education Services for Teacher Leadership (BOCES)
Laboratory for Educational Assessment Research and Innovation (LEARN)
Paraeducator Resource and Research Center (PAR2A)
Positive Early Learning Experiences Center (PELE)
Professional Development in Autism Center (PDA) 

Departments and Programs