Poudre School District M.A. Degree & CLD Endorsement

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 also 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, Director

Diversity Endorsement and Community Engagement (DECE) Project

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: Tammy Molinar-Leblanc

TILDE M.A. Degree & CLD Endorsement

This is a National Professional Development grant designed for bilingual/dual language (ELA-S) teachers in the Denver Public Schools to earn a Master of Arts in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity, a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement, and a Bilingual Specialist endorsement through the University of Colorado Boulder. One cohort of 25 bilingual teachers graduated in 2020, and currently 26 bilingual teachers are working on their degree. This program is unique because most courses are offered in the district, some classes are only offered in Spanish, and field-based experiences are embedded in the methods courses. Contact: Dr. Deena Gumina, Director

Adams 12 M.A. Degree & CLD Endorsement

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, Director