Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education with K-12 Endorsement

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Recommendations for endorsements are made by the CLDE program, but endorsement is granted by the State of Colorado. Individual state requirements vary and may include teaching experience and examinations in addition to a valid teaching credential. Students should consult with the Colorado Department of Education http://www.cde.state.co. or another state in which they wish to be endorsed for the most updated endorsement requirements.

Courses:  All Required

Culminating Experience: Final Reflection

Total Credit Hours 30

Culminating Experience:  Final Reflection

The culminating experience project is required for the CLDE endorsement; it counts as the comprehensive exam for the master’s degree and permits you to document your development over the course of your program. Culminating Experience Projects are reviewed by CLDE faculty members.  The process is reviewed in every class as each of the PBAs is completed in the classes, helping students to update their culminating experience projects throughout the program. For more culminating experience project guidelines, visit the website at https://education.ucdenver.edu/academic-services/student-resources/graduate/culturally-linguistically-diverse-education

Program Requirements and Courses

To complete the CLDE program and earn a master’s degree with endorsement, students must complete the appropriate course work as outlined in the tables.  All courses require a grade of B- or better to count to the MA or endorsement and a 3.0 minimum GPA is required for graduation. If necessary, courses may be retaken for a better grade.

Course Scheduling

During the fall and spring semesters, most courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening and meet for three hours once a week over a 16-week semester. Courses are offered in various formats, including completely face-to-face classes, hybrid, or online classes. In the summer semester, eight-week sessions are offered, and courses may be in the morning, afternoon or evening, hybrid, or completely online.


For practicing full-time teachers, we recommend taking one course each fall and spring semester and up to two courses each summer. Some courses are offered only once per year.

Active Status

Students must complete their programs within seven years, maintaining a GPA of 3.0. Failure to enroll over three contiguous semesters will result in a requirement to submit readmission materials.

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