The University of Colorado Denver is the largest public research university in Colorado, one of three universities in the University of Colorado system. It is also connected to the University of Colorado Hospital, a major teaching hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus, making it a leading university for medical education. The university has been ranked highly by US News and World Report, the Princeton Review, and Forbes.

The UC Denver College of Education and Human Development offers an accredited online Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education. This 40-credit hour provides working teachers with a flexible schedule, high-quality, personalized instruction, and networking opportunities. The ECE program follows a cohort model, so students work with the same peers throughout their program, providing students a sense of connectedness and support. Students will have practica in their own area. Classes are all online, but students are required to come to Denver in June for a 3-5 summer session to meet the other students and faculty in the program.

Applicants will need:

• Graduate Application $50.00 application fee
• Resume
• Written statement
• Three letters of recommendation
• Photocopy of teaching certificate (if applicable).
• Two official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended.
• Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE)/Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores (if applicable)
• Signed oath and consent form.
• Fingerprint Affidavit

Tuition is $349 per credit hour. Students qualify for federal student loans and grants, TEACH grants; teachers may qualify for the Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers. There are also scholarships available for graduate education students.