Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

CLD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Education Core Graduate Certificate

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The 12 credit CLD Core Graduate Certificate program provides licensed K-12 teachers with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, and disposition needed to work with CLD students in the U.S. K-12 classrooms. The certificate will help teachers fulfill one of the licensure renewal requirements in Colorado. All coursework in the program will count towards a CDE recognized CLD endorsement program offered at UNC. 

Admission Requirements:

For admittance to the certificate program, students should be successfully admitted to the Graduate School at UNC as a degree or non-degree seeking graduate student, including:

  • An earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;

  • GPA of 3.00 or better, on a 4.00 point scale, from the most recent degree earned or current degree in progress;

  • Teaching licensure or enrollment in a teacher preparation program.

Certificate Requirements — 12 Credits

Take all of the following:

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


ECLD 604Field Experience in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education


ECLD 611CLD Methods and Assessment I


Choose one of the following:

ECLD 592Second Language Acquisition Theory


ECLD 593Language, School and Society


ECLD 602Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners


ECLD 593 or ECLD 602 may be taken with approval from program coordinator.