The Master’s program in Humanities Education is designed to support teachers who are interested in developing greater understanding and expertise in the teaching and learning of the humanities. Courses within this concentration provide opportunities for teachers to strengthen discipline-specific content knowledge, knowledge for teaching humanities, and a greater understanding of how curriculum and instructional approaches can be tailored to foster students’ understanding of concepts and questions about human experience and culture that invite a multidisciplinary response.

This program is only offered as a Master's Degree. Prospective doctoral students interested in the humanities are encouraged to consider the Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice program.


Who enrolls in this program?

Typical candidates in the program are practicing teachers. Some enroll in the program in conjunction with their participation in a CU-sponsored professional development opportunity offered in collaboration with local school districts (Boulder Valley, St. Vrain, and Brighton): Partners in Education (PIE). The PIE program is intended for teachers who are at the early stages of their career. For more information on this program, contact Penny Scott-Oliver, 303-492-8499,