The Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) Program (formerly known as ESL) 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.
There are a series of eight (8) courses that will lead to an Endorsement in Culturally Linguistically Different Learners from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).
Teachers who have a teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education will receive an Endorsement to attach to their licenses.
Teachers who have a teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education may use this opportunity to seek a Master of Arts in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL). The MA degree is 30 semester hours or 10 courses. The first eight courses are the CLDE Endorsement the last two courses are the research classes that complete the MA in TESOL.
The theme for all of the professional education programs is
The Reflective Educator:
Answering the Call,
Honoring the Commitment.
Daegu English Village teachers are also eligible for a tuition discount upon completion of the LDE program.