Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Please also consult the Linguistically Diverse Education Master’s Degree Plan.

A total of 31 semester hours are required for the master’s degree and endorsement in Linguistically Diverse Education. The suggested order for taking the following courses should be discussed with the student’s advisor prior to registering for the first term of enrollment.

Additional Requirements for Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual Education Endorsement

Students who have met all requirements for the Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement and who have demonstrated the following three competencies (1) a high level of proficiency in the structure and use of another language other than English, (2) effective delivery of content instruction in his/her native or heritage language, and (3) a high level of proficiency in English language use and functions, may be eligible for the Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual Education Endorsement.

PLACE Assessments

To be eligible for recommendation for the program’s endorsement, Linguistically Diverse Education (8.22) candidates must pass the appropriate PLACE Exam, Content Field Assessment (Linguistically Diverse Education) Exam (17).

To be eligible for recommendation for the program’s endorsement, Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual Education endorsement (8.23) candidates must also pass the appropriate PLACE Exam, Content Field Assessment (Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual Education) Exam (16).

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits from accredited institutions are accepted by CU Boulder only after approval by the department chair/program director and under the special conditions outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook. Transfer credit is defined as any credit earned at another accredited institution, credits earned on another campus of the CU system, or credits earned as a non-degree student within the CU system. The maximum amount of work that may be transferred from another accredited institution to CU Boulder is nine semester hours and is accepted only after approval of the program director. All courses accepted for transfer must be graduate level courses. A course in which a grade of B- or lower was received will not be accepted for transfer. Transfer course work must not be more than five years old. Credit may not be transferred until the student has completed 6 credits of graduate level course work as a degree-seeking student on the CU Boulder campus with a 3.0 GPA. No transfer credit will be allowed in place of EDUC 5595.

Students who completed CU’s Teacher Education Program as Post-baccalaureate Students or as Undergraduate Students may be eligible to transfer one 5000-level course completed during their initial teacher preparation program at CU. Students who transfer a course may petition to waive the following requirement in this master’s degree: EDUC 5445-3 Curriculum for Multicultural Education.

Transfer of Credit Request Form

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination requirement is met through the successful completion of a portfolio, which is completed as part of EDUC 5595. Individuals in the PIE program must enroll in a 1-credit section of EDUC 5595 to complete their portfolio. Students must be registered for at least one credit hour during the semester they submit their portfolio.

Degree Plan

MA EECD Linguistically Diverse Education Degree Plan