• Amazon designer brings industry experience to classroom

    Hulslander – who has worked on some of the hottest apps and gadgets – enjoys teaching 'bright, motivated' CU Denver students

    Much like the nimble Star Wars BB-8 droid she worked on, Amara Hulslander moves quickly and covers a lot of ground.… Full Story

    February 8, 2017
    Chris Casey
    Amara Hulslander of CU Denver's CAM
  • Diversifying the Educator Workforce

    The proportion of teachers who are racially diverse has not kept up with Colorado’s changing demographics: 90 percent of Colorado teachers are white, and 10 percent are teachers of color according to the report “Keeping Up with the Kids: Increasing Minority Teacher Representation in Colorado.” The race gap among Colorado’s students and educators likely to take time and CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) has been taking mission-driven action to reverse this statistic.… Full Story

    February 8, 2017
    Julia Cummings
    SEHD Graduates
  • New cohort will cultivate Latino/a leadership in education

    When Denver Latino/a community leaders Ron Cabrera and Frank Davila, who are also alums of CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development (SEHD), approached Dean Rebecca Kantor about creating a program focused on developing Latino/a leadership in education, she asked the faculty to start thinking.… Full Story

    February 2, 2017
    Amy Ventura
    SEHD Cohorts
  • Changing lives one reader at a time

    Brandi Garcia and Robert Thelen, two of the many dedicated teachers in CU Denver’s Reading and Writing master’s program, share a singularly vital goal: to bolster students’ reading and writing outcomes.… Full Story

    December 9, 2016
    Guest Contributor
    Robert Thelen teaching kids
  • 'I'm a thinker and I love to teach'

    Hagerman brings extensive public school experience to CU Denver

    Shannon Hagerman, PhD, was the type of principal you would hope to have at your children’s school.… Full Story

    September 28, 2016
    Vicki Hildner
    Shannon Hagerman
  • Researchers receive grant to boost performance of local math teachers

    The National Science Foundation awards $3 million to implement professional development and curriculum interventions

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3 million grant to researchers at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education & Human Development to study ways to prepare elementary teachers to teach math.… Full Story

    December 11, 2015
    Emily Williams
  • Why I chose to teach here

    Opportunity to research, collaborate across disciplines and teach draw these young faculty to university

    ZANETA THAYER: Room to teach and do research Zaneta Thayer, Ph.D., finished her doctoral degree in anthropology last fall with impeccable academic credentials.… Full Story

    August 11, 2014
    Chris Casey
  • New Education Degree

    Undergraduates welcome opportunity to learn at highly ranked school

    In January 2014, Tina Smith became one of the first students to begin work toward a BA in Teaching, Learning and Development, the first undergraduate degree offered by the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD).… Full Story

    January 27, 2014
    Vicki Hildner
  • Learning to Teach

    Program prepares teachers to succeed in urban schools

    If you happen to visit Carolina Mendez’s kindergarten class at Goldrick Elementary School during “choice” time, you will notice her students choose to spend their free time “playing school.” One student pretends to be Miss Mendez, the rest play her students, speaking to each other with the same polite language they hear from their adult teacher : “Excuse me … thank you … please raise your hand … may I have that?” “Most of my students are Hispanic, and I’m Hispanic, so I feel like I am a role model for them,” said Mendez.… Full Story

    April 17, 2013
    Vicki Hildner