Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement (K-12)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The graduate Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement (K-12) program was created to prepare teachers to 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 CLD Education endorsement so that they can effectively educate students who are learning English as a new language. The CLD endorsement program requires the completion of 24 semester hours. Requirements for the program include: Admission to the Graduate School; and teaching licensure or enrollment in a teacher preparation program. Evidence of second language learning experience needs to be demonstrated for completion of this program.

Requirements — 24 Credits

Required Credits — 24 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 604Field Experience in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education

3

ECLD 611CLD Methods and Assessment I

3

ECLD 612CLD Methods and Assessment II

3

EDRD 523Academic Language/Literacy Development for Diverse Learners in School Settings

3

For UNC graduates with the following courses:

EDEL 250, TESL 350, and EDEL 455, with a grade at C+ or above,

The following courses will be waived towards this CLD Endorsement: