When it comes to crisis intervention and mental health, schools have become the focus for addressing these issues. The Child, Family, and School Psychology (CFSP) program is training mental health professionals to navigate the multifaceted challenges of these ever-changing environments. Our graduates are practitioners, administrators, researchers, and national leaders. Through real-world, practical experience and instruction from our nationally-recognized faculty, CFSP students are prepared to embark on their career with tools to support children, families, schools, and communities across diverse ethnic, cultural, and geographic settings.
CFSP - 360 Wellness
CP - Awareness and Prevention
Our Counseling Psychology (CP) program gives students the skills to become thoughtful, self-reflective practitioners, researchers, or leaders so they can go on to counsel kids or families, help people struggling with addiction, or find solutions for societal issues. Our faculty research explores many exciting and critically important areas such as class and race, relationship counseling, women’s issues, and health and well-being. Students examine these issues and apply what they learn through hands-on experience at their placements. Our program teaches them how to think critically and strategically, so they will be able to meet the diverse needs of the people they will serve.
CI – Innovation and Creativity
The Curriculum and Instruction (CI) program is flexible. Our expert faculty help students create customized coursework plans that meet their interests and career paths. In the program, students can create classes for international learners who need English as a Second Language skills, design curriculum for nongovernmental organizations, or develop learning experiences for college undergraduates. Whether our students are professors, K–12 teachers, student services administrators, or consultants, they are able to turn their education and ideas into a well-structured, inspired curricula. One example is The Creative Teaching Institute, led by Dr. Bruce Uhrmacher, in which educators develop innovative curricula by incorporating the aesthetic arts to engage the whole learner.
ECSE – Early Support – Lifelong Outcomes
The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program is as unique as the children and families that our graduates will serve. Nationally-renowned faculty specialize in Fragile X syndrome, autism, play-based assessment, and holistic intervention strategies. ECSE students gain hands-on experience in one of the two on campus model schools, and throughout Denver metro school districts.
ELPS – Leading with Courage
As one of the top 30 leadership programs in the nation, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) trains professionals to not just lead their schools, but to transform them. By infusing transformative leadership, equity-based practices, and innovative processes into curriculum, ELPS has created one of the most successful private college-public school partnerships in the nation.
HED – Access and Equity
With a focus on equity, inclusive excellence and justice, students in the Department of Higher Education (HED) engage in research, policy, and practice to understand and transform education systems. Students work alongside the department’s award-winning faculty in preparation for careers in post-secondary education related to administration, policy, teaching, and research. Upon graduation, they go on to work in both public and private agencies of higher education. HED prides itself in being a collaborative community that supports students, expands access to education, and implements positive change.
LIS – Change Agents for Our Information Society
From libraries and archives, to corporations and nonprofits, Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals are at the forefront of change. Guided by the values of diversity and social responsibility, the program prepares librarians and information professionals to tackle issues in information organization, service, technology, and data curation to meet the needs of children, teens, adults, students, researchers, and communities from all walks of life. In partnership with our communities, students take on local challenges and act as global-minded citizens. They advocate for equitable information access as the foundation of informed citizenry, civic participation, literacy, and meaningful leisure. Designed for the information age, LIS is offered both on campus and online (MLIS@Denver).
RMS – Challenging Assumptions
In a society overwhelmed with information, the ability to produce rigorous research for diverse audiences has never been more critical. The Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) program equips students with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches for research and evaluation to tackle the ever-growing challenges of our day. Students develop advanced and holistic data analytical skills for promoting social justice and the public good.
SC – Shaping Students’ Lives
The SchoolCounseling@Denver online Master’s program shapes social-justice-focused school counselors who can use their thorough understanding of educational systems and complex counseling concepts to directly serve and advocate for children and adolescents in P-12 schools. The school counseling degree helps students develop a strong school counseling identity and teaches them how to successfully address the academic, career, and social-emotional needs of diverse students. Students also learn how to use data to identify schoolwide trends and develop appropriate programs that help the student population thrive as a whole.
TEP – Making a Difference
The Morgridge College of Education is a national leader in quality teacher preparation with a focus on equity in education. Our students strive to motivate, guide, and inspire future generations. More than almost any other profession, teaching provides the opportunity to make a significant, tangible difference in the world. In the Teacher Education Program (TEP) our students complete a yearlong residency that facilitates deep integration of theory and practice. The Urban Teacher Fellowship (UTF) program positions selected teacher candidates in highly impacted schools and provides them with the support necessary to both learn and thrive. UTF students receive their graduate training as part of TEP, and complete their one-year teacher residency in selected schools within Denver Public Schools.