Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

CLD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Education Core Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

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. 



General Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

Program 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 504Field Experience in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education


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


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 and Bilingual Learners


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

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