2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education (K-Grade 12)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Requirements — 21 Credits

The graduate Culturally & 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 & 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 & Linguistically Diverse Education program requires the completion of 21 semester hours. Requirements for program admission include: Admission to the Graduate School; teaching licensure or enrollment in a teacher preparation program; at least 3 credits of previous relevant literacy instruction, and evidence of familiarity with a second language.

Endorsement Requirements

Required Credits — 21 hours

ECLD 592Second Language Acquisition Theory

3

ECLD 593Language, School and Society

3

ECLD 594Foundations of Language and Linguistics for ESL/Bilingual Educators

3

ECLD 602Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners

3

ECLD 603Methods and Assessment in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education

3

ECLD 604Field Experience in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education

3

EDRD 523Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

3