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.us) or another state in which they wish to be endorsed for the most updated endorsement requirements. Teachers who seek to earn a CLDE endorsement need to already have a Colorado k-12 teaching license.
This course plan does NOT lead to MA degree.
|CLDE 5010||Foundations of Language & Culture in Education||3|
|CLDE 5160||History & Law of Bilingual & Immigrant Education||3|
|CLDE 5070||Linguistic Analysis of English||3|
|CLDE 5030||Language Development of Multilingual Learners: Advanced||3|
|CLDE 5820||Teaching Multiilingual Learners, Advanced||3|
|CLDE 5050||Assessment & Advocacy for Multilingual Learners||3|
|CLDE 5825||Methods of Content Teaching for Bilingual Learners||3|
|CLDE 6912||Teacher Inquiry in Multilingual Classrooms||3|
Program Requirements and Courses
To complete the CLDE program and earn an 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.
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 to two courses each fall and spring semester and up to two courses each summer. Some courses are offered only once per year.
Students must complete their programs within seven years, maintaining a GPA of 3.0. Students typically take four courses each calendar year. Failure to enroll over three contiguous semesters will result in a requirement to submit readmission materials.