The Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement program is designed especially for monolingual English speaking teachers, paraprofessionals and pre-service teachers who have English Language Learners (ELLs) in their classrooms, and want to know how to better serve those students. Educators working with individual, small groups or whole classes of ELLs will benefit from this program. Teachers who have a teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education may use this opportunity to seek the CLDE Endorsement (24 credit hours). These credits will apply to the Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) if used within 5 years of taking the first course.
The first eight courses are applicable to the Culturally Linguistically Diverse Endorsement (CLDE) through the Colorado Department of Education. Once all courses are completed then students take the PLACE test and apply to the Colorado Department of Education for the endorsement.
Complete the electronic online application for the Graduate School: http://www.uccs.edu/~apply/
Obtain three letters of reference
Submit one transcript from all institutions of higher education previously attended
Prepare a career goal statement (see department specific requirements)
Complete a background check or provide an unofficial copy of teaching licensure
Once application materials are in, you will need to interview with a faculty advisor for the program.
**If you have questions about the program before or during the Admissions process, or would like more programmatic information, call the Student Resource Office 719-255-4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Additional items of note for International applicants:
All College of Education applicants must complete a general background check as part of the admissions requirements:
1) Go to website: https://www.cbirecordscheck.com/Index.aspx
2) Click on “Individuals”
3) Pay $6.85
4) Print a copy of the background check and return it to the College of Education Student Resource Office as part of admissions materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background c
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