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The main objective of The College of Education Extended Studies Program is to increase campus capacity to respond to the region's educational, training, and professional development needs to support current students, potential students, community needs, and other regional and state clients.

Course Description

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 Linguistically Different Learners from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

For Teachers

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 Curriculum & Instruction (MA in C & I) with an emphasis in LDE. The MA degree is 30 semester hours or 10 courses. The first eight courses are the LDE Endorsement the last two courses are the research classes that complete the MA in Curriculum and Instruction.

Course Curriculum

A Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) requires 24 credits.
  • CURR 5700 - Introduction to Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5701 - Materials and Methods in LDE/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5702 - Literacy for Linguistically Different Learners
  • CURR 5703 - Assessment: Methods, Materials and Theories for ELL's
  • CURR 5704 - Practicum in Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5705 - Second Language Acquisition: Capstone
  • CURR 5707 - Pro-Seminar: Parent and Community Involvement
  • CURR 5713 - Language and Linguistics

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