Master’s of Arts Degree Program
Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity
Emphasis in Multicultural/Bilingual Foundations of Education
Major Code: EECD
This program is a non-endorsementdegree with an interdisciplinary focus. The program offers courses in foundations of bilingual/multicultural education, curriculum and methods in multicultural education, and curriculum theory. Participation in the program may be on a part-time or full-time basis.
Requirements for Admission
All persons seeking admission to the MA-SMBF program must meet the following minimum admission requirements. Admission to all graduate programs in the School of Education is competitive. Meeting minimal admission criteria does not guarantee admission.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Minimum 2.75 undergraduate grade point average.
- Minimum 3.0 post-baccalaureate GPA.
- Experience in education settings is preferred.
In some areas of emphasis additional criteria are specified, and in exceptional circumstances, persons not meeting the above requirements may be admitted provisionally, or be required to present acceptable scores on the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examination.
Course Work Requirements
A minimum of 30 semester hoursof graduate course work is required for the degree and must be completed in four years. The program requires 15 semester hours in bilingual, ESL, and multicultural education. The remaining 15 semester hours may be taken either in the School of Education or in other departments on campus. All students must take EDUC 55525/5605 Research Issues in Bilingual/Special Education. Suggested courses include the following:
- EDUC 5525/5605 Research Issues in Special Ed/Bilingual Ed (required)
- EDUC 5035-3 Parent and Community Involvement
- EDUC 5425-3 Intro to Bilingual/ESL/Multicultural Education
- EDUC 5445-3 Curriculum for Multicultural Education
- EDUC 5455-3 Literacy for Linguistically Diverse Learners
- EDUC 5615-3 Second Language Acquisition
- EDUC 5625-3 Methods of Teaching ESL
A comprehensive examination must be completed during the student’s last term of study for the MA degree. The examination will cover the content of all work in the program. Students transferring course work from other institutions to this program (up to 9 hours may be taken at other approved institutions) are responsible for the same knowledge as those whose work has been taken entirely at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Students must be registered for the term in which they take the exams.
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 School Rules. 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 have been completed in the five years prior to acceptance to the program. 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.
Degree Plan Advisor Checklist
MA EECD Multicultrual Education Degree Plan
Individuals interested in graduate programs in the School of Education must seek admission to the Graduate School of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Materials for admission to the Graduate School are available from the School of Education website:
If you have specific questions regarding the program or application process, please contact our general information number 303-492-6555 or e-mail: Edadvise@Colorado.EDU. Please specify the program to which you wish to apply.
The following are the deadlines for submitting complete application materials. Any applications completed after the deadline will be processed only if program openings still exist.
- Summer Term and Fall Semester — February 1
- Spring Semester — September 1
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