The School of Education University of Colorado offers the Master’s degree in Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity (EECD) with an emphasis in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. Completion of this program qualifies one for a Colorado endorsement in the area of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (K-12). Individuals who are fluent in Spanish and complete the endorsement in Linguistically Diverse Learners may also be eligible for the Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual Education endorsement.
The program provides a range of direct experiences in bilingual/multicultural/ESL education with the opportunity to develop skills and competencies essential to the work of educators of the linguistically different learner. The overall purpose of the program is to develop sound bilingual/multicultural/ESL competencies in teachers and school leaders. Program course work includes foundations of bilingual/multicultural education, assessment practices and issues, methods in bilingual and ESL, and a field-based practicum. Participation in the program may be on a “part-time” basis. International students seeking participation in this program should consult with a faculty advisor before applying for admission and must complete a practicum in a public school. This program is not appropriate for individuals wishing to teach English as a foreign language in other countries.