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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 December 2020 Graduates!
Jenna Carroll, Kylie Kayemba, Mistyrose Gonzalez, Hannah Holm, Emily Kollar, Elle Leebrick, Victoria Ochoa-Rodriguez, Jolleen Ortiz, Audrey Rodriguez, Debra VanderMeer
What is ESL?
ESL means English as a Second Language. It is also known as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) education.
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.