The TCLD Certificate is a graduate certificate providing a foundation in teaching content to bilingual or multilingual students. The program is designed for content-area teachers (math, science, social studies, etc.) who have English language learners in their classes. This certificate is also valuable to content area coaches or administrators who provide support for teachers with English language learners. The certificate is appropriate for public school and community college personnel.
The certificate totals nine credits. All courses are three graduate credit hours and may be applied directly toward a full master’s degree in CLDE while also fulfilling the requirements toward a Colorado Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement. Additional courses and applications are required for the master’s degree and/or endorsement. Those pursuing the TCLD certificate must complete the following: