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The University of Colorado offers a PhD degree program with an emphasis in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (EECD). The doctoral program is specifically geared to preparing researchers and leadership personnel in the field of Bilingual Multicultural Education. Program graduates are typically employed in schools of education as faculty and/or researchers. Other graduates also serve in professional positions with state and federal education agencies as well as local school districts.

Each participant is expected to bring an appropriate Master's degree and professional background to the doctoral program. The exact nature of the M.A. and professional experience required for admission depends upon the career goals of the candidate, but most persons bring an M.A. in Bilingual/Multicultural Education or related degree, and experience in a bilingual classroom.

Candidates in the doctoral program are encouraged to attend full-time throughout their program.