What is Cumbres?
Welcome to the Cumbres program at UNC. We are a scholarship and support program for students who are planning to become ESL teachers. Our goal is to support, encourage and prepare you to be an effective and compassionate teacher of English learners.
Cumbres is a Learning Community
We are committed to student success and making you the most qualified teacher candidate when you graduate. As a member of the program, you are expected to participate fully in the four components: Living Community, Learning Community, Mentorship and Leadership Development.
Cumbres is recognized nationally as an example of Excelencia in Education:
Congratulations to our Spring 2021 Graduates!
Erika Cardenas-Alfaro, Elia Casas-Ramirez, Mitra Chamanbahar, Cassandra Cittadino, Lizeth Dorado, Dalena Fernandez, Sarah Finley, Hannah Hartley, Katelyn Kramer, Karter Knox, Sarah Mestas, Fiona Nemanov, Breann Parks, Emma Stolte
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We offer a renewable scholarship of $750/semester to all Cumbres students who maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and meet the requirements of the program.
What is CLD?
CLD means Culturally and Linguistically Diverse education. It is also known as ESL (English as a Second Language).
This endorsement will give you the skills to teach students whose first language is not English. There is a foreign language requirement to complete the endorsement, but you do not need to be fluent in another language.