Graduate Catalog 2024-2025

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Bilingual Education Specialist (K-12)

Program Overview

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

General Licensure and Endorsement Admission Requirements

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This program is for any languages recognized by CDE for bilingual education.

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Bilingual Education Specialist Endorsement leads to a Colorado state recognized endorsement in CLD Bilingual Education. The program is designed for any licensed teachers or students enrolled in a teacher licensure program.  Students will acquire second language acquisition knowledge and pedagogy skills, skills to teach bilingually in a bilingual education setting.

*Please note: Federal student loans are not currently available to students who are pursuing a CO state license (initial or additional) through UNC’s stand-alone, graduate level licensure programs without also being simultaneously enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral degree program.

Requirements — 24 Credits

Required Credits — 24 hours

ECLD 504Field Experience in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education


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


ECLD 541Methods of Language Teaching in Multilingual Settings


ECLD 592Second Language Acquisition Theory


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


ECLD 602Teaching Culturally Linguistically Diverse and Bilingual Learners


ECLD 611CLD Methods and Assessment I


ECLD 612CLD Methods and Assessment II


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