Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement: K-12
Teachers who seek to earn the stand-alone Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) endorsement need to already have a Colorado K-12 teaching license. Candidates who complete 24-credit CLDE K-12 endorsement will leave their programs with greater understandings of crucial ideas and skills for working with CLDE students, including:
- Asset-based dispositions toward bilingual students, their linguistic practices, their families, and their communities
- Linguistic analysis of English and other languages, including Spanish
- Theories of language and second language acquisition and their application to the K-12 classroom
- Practices that support access to rigorous content for bilingual students, to improve assessment, to enhance language and literacy development for bilingual students, and to leverage students’ bilingualism in teaching.
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 (CDE) or another state in which they wish to be endorsed for the most updated endorsement requirements.
All courses may be applied directly toward a full master's degree in CLDE. Additional courses and applications are required for the master's degree. For additional information about the master's degree, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Multilingual 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 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.