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  • 90% of students earn additional licensure through 6th grade
  • 800+ field experience hours
  • 72 of Colorado’s school districts hire our graduates

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

You can complete a practicum in addition to your internship to get even more hands-on experience.

Center for Educator Preparation

Upon completion of our program and coursework at the Center for Educator Preparation, you will be prepared to apply for licensure as a teacher or director in early childhood education. You will also be well prepared to pursue additional teaching endorsements and advanced degrees.

Student Organizations

Network with professionals and friends while learning skills to become a better leader.

RESOURCES Prospective and Current Students

There are several scholarships available specifically for Human Development and Family Studies majors, all you have to do is fill out the general CSU scholarship application. Search the College scholarship database to see the full list.

Students are assigned an academic adviser upon entry to the HDFS major, and should meet with their assigned adviser before orientation for incoming student and then each semester for current students.

Appointments are scheduled, and drop-in hours are posted on the HDFS Undergraduate Program website. HDFS students will also be added to My HDFS Advising Portal in Canvas where they will have access to important information, deadlines, and opportunities. Announcements will also be sent via email to their CSU email account.


Faculty Career Advising

Faculty are available throughout the academic year. Office hours vary and students should arrange appointments with faculty directly. For more information on how to contact faculty and their specific career/research areas, check the HDFS Undergraduate Program website for the HDFS Faculty and Staff information.

Our bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education with Teacher Licensure will prepare you for careers in the teaching profession. Our graduates find careers in:

  • Infant-Toddler-Preschool Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher – Grades K-3
  • Head Start Teacher
  • Childcare Center Administrator
  • Owning a Childcare Center

Additional careers in early care and education

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