Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLD) Endorsement

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement

The graduate Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement program was created to help teachers serve the growing number of English language learners in their classrooms, and to address the critical shortage of teachers who are eligible to apply for the Colorado Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement so that they can effectively educate students who are learning English as a new language. This program is offered for educators who already hold a teaching licensure or are enrolled in a teacher preparation program. The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program requires the completion of 21 semester hours.

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Admission Requirements (for both programs):

  1. Admission to Graduate School
  2. Teaching licensure or enrollment in a teacher preparation program

Exit Requirements:

  1. Successful completion of all coursework
  2. Three credits of literacy instruction
  3. Evidence of second language learning experience

See Application information

The program requirements (21 semester hours)

  1. ECLD 592: Second Language Acquisition (3)
  2. ECLD 593: Language, School, and Society (3)
  3. ECLD 594: Foundations of Language and Linguistics for ESL/Bilingual Teachers (3) 
  4. ECLD 602: Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners (3)
  5. ECLD 603: Methods & Assessment for ESL & Bilingual Education (3) 
  6. ECLD 604: Field Experience in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education (3)
  7. EDRD 523: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas l (3)  

Program Coordinator: Dr. Tom Griggs

Course offerings

Most students take the LDE Graduate Endorsement program with Master of Arts in Teaching; Linguistically Diverse Education Emphasis (the curriculum largely coincide). Therefore, please refer to the MAT Course Offering plan.

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