BUENO Center Partner Programs
This program, located in the Fort Lupton, La Junta, Fort Morgan and Alamosa communities, offers migrant and seasonal farm workers an opportunity to earn a General Education Diploma (GED). Contact: Ernesto Sanchez, Director
The College Assistance Migrant Program, CAMP, is a scholarship program that recruits students with migrant, agricultural backgrounds. In collaboration with Aims Community College, BUENO-CAMP is committed to helping college freshmen in their pursuit of higher education. Contact: Dr. Robert Garcia, Director
The Latino History Project was founded in 2013 to help correct the limited presence of local Latino history and culture in most Colorado histories and school curriculums. The project focused initially on Boulder County but in 2017 began expanding to other parts of the state. It helps local communities gather information about their own people of color, makes the material gathered readily available in convenient online formats and works with PK-12 teachers on how to use the information in their classrooms. Contact: Jason Romero, Director
The project includes primary and secondary components and implements an on-site master’s degree program in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (EECD). In addition to earning a master’s degree, program participants will earn a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement. This program provides professional development opportunities to teachers across PK-12 grade who work with English Learners. Contact: Tammy Molinar-LeBlanc
This is a two-component project designed to simultaneously meet district needs of two levels of educators who teach English learners: 1) Collaborative Education training for PreK-12 teachers who possess a MA degree, and 2) Masters Degree and Endorsement for K-6 teachers with a BA degree wishing to pursue advance training. The DECE project prepares educators to improve instruction for ELs, including those at-risk or with disabilities, in a high needs rural county school district that includes several dual language schools. Contact: Dr. John J. Hoover
Teachers Improving Learning in Dual Education (TILDE) Project is a National Professional Development (NPD) funded project offered by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) at the U.S. Department of Education. In partnership with the Denver Public Schools, bilingual/dual language teachers graduating from this project will earn a Master of Arts degree in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (EECD) and a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD)/ Bilingual Specialist Endorsement. Contact: Dr. Deena Gumina, Director
The University of Colorado’s BUENO Center is partnering with Adams County School District 12 to implement an on-site Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement in Bilingual ESL education. Additionally, students may earn a Master’s degree in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (EECD). Contact: Dr. Estella Almanza
Literacy Squared is a research-based and research-tested comprehensive biliteracy model that uses holistic frameworks to organize instruction for Spanish language literacy, English language literacy and explicit cross language connections. Contact: Dr. Sue Hopewell
The School of Education's BA in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, aims to prepare anti-racist, public school elementary teachers. Our faculty recognizes that U.S. schools have a long and troubled history of perpetuating racial and other forms of inequality and injustice — advantaging certain students, while disadvantaging others. Thus, our program is designed to facilitate the preparation of reflective, ethical and responsive teachers who are committed to making the world more equitable and just, through their work in public schools and the communities they serve.
You will explore school culture, language policies, and the social and political context of schooling. We are devoted to the critical examination of theory, practice, and policy in two major areas of emphasis: the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students and the education of exceptional children. We stress analysis, evaluation, and implementation of educational programs for students who represent diverse learning needs. Explore first and second language acquisition theory, program development for bilingual and English as a second language, and culturally appropriate methodologies.
The program emphasis in Equity, Bilingualism & Biliteracy is specifically geared toward preparing researchers and leadership personnel in the field of bilingual multicultural education.
E3 (Equity, Engagement & Advocacy)
Equity, Engagement & Advocacy (E3) is a National Professional Development (NPD) funded project offered by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) at the U.S. Department of Education. In partnership with several rural school districts, teachers graduating from this project will earn a Master of Arts degree in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (EECD) and a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Endorsement and a Special Education Generalist (SEG) Endorsement. Contact: Estella Almanza, Director