MAT: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (33 credit hours)

The University of Northern Colorado is pleased to announce the:
Endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, with a continuation option in Master of Arts in Teaching: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Offered in two different formats beginning in Fall 2015:

Online-courses offered entirley online. OR

Denver Hybrid-courses offered with blended face to face meetings and online delivery.

Click HERE to see an archived online information meeting.


These programs are designed to prepare educators to meet the learning needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners throughout Colorado and the United States. Emergent bilingual students can achieve academic success when educators and schools provide effective language instruction that promotes and supports academic growth. In many schools across our state and nation, the population of English language learners continues to grow. This program will provide educators with the knowledge and classroom skills needed to meet the diverse language and academic needs of these learners.

We have been preparing linguistically diverse educators for Colorado’s schools for nearly twenty years. You can earn the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement in 16 months, or the full Masters of Arts in Teaching-Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education in just over two years. This online program is designed to fit around your busy work schedule.

Regarding the program:

This program is offered through the UNC Office of Extended Studies, which means a flat per-credit tuition rate for all students in the program. There are no student fees.  Certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials.

At the time you are admitted, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will help you establish a Plan of Study customized to your personal qualifications, schedule, and needs.

Prospective Students: use this LINK for more information about the CLD online programs.

Tuition rates are set each academic year (which begins each Fall semester). Please see the current tuition rate HERE.

Apply Here (The priority deadline to apply for Fall 2015 is Decemeber 1)

Admission Requirements:

  1. Admission to Graduate School-please note that the Graduate School requires a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 credit hours.
  2. Teaching licensure or enrollment in a teacher preparation program

Exit Requirements:

  1. Successful completion of all coursework (33 semester hours total)
  2. Three credits of literacy instruction
  3. Evidence of second language learning experience
Contact Dr. Tom Griggs for more information

Catalog Description


Semester Courses Offered
Fall I ECLD 592; ECLD 602
Spring I ECLD 603, EDRD 523
Summer I ECLD 594; ECLD 593
Fall II ECLD 604; SRM 600
Spring II EDF 610, ECLD 606
Summer II ECLD 605
Fall III ECLD 607

If you are interested in obtaining your Graduate Level TESOL Certificate please click HERE.


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