Degree: MA Endorsement
Clasroom Type: Online and on campus classes
Join a cohort of St. Vrain educators committed to improving educational access and success for learners from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. This program allows you to earn your CLDE endorsement, with a possibility to complete an MA.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver Off campus
If you feel passionate about improving educational outcomes for your students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, University of Colorado Denver and St. Vrain School District (SVVSD) have partnered to bring you an endorsement with an optional MA in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE). This transformational, practice-oriented program for elementary and secondary teachers will develop your knowledge, leadership skills and classroom practices to support multilingual learners and their families. Your SVVSD cohort will earn the 24-credit CLDE endorsement in five semesters (Fall 2021 through Spring 2023). Next, you may pursue the optional master’s in CLDE for an additional six credit hours.
This cohort of educators will address relevant, emerging topics in CLDE such as:
To complete the program, teachers will participate in three types of credit-bearing experiences, each designed specifically for SVVSD teachers: graduate courses, professional development experiences for graduate credit and practicum hours.
Most assignments will apply directly to your school and district context.
Additional courses needed for the MA:
Cohort members take one class per semester during the school year, with additional job-embedded practicum work. Your endorsement courses will be held on Thursday evenings, with synchronous meetings approximately once per month, either fully online or at a St. Vrain school building.
Tuition costs for this program are significantly lower than main campus rates because they are offered as off-campus extended studies courses through CU Denver.
The cost estimate to complete the required coursework is:
The overall cost will depend on whether six credits are taken on campus at CU Denver. Course costs do not include student fees, books, and other fees. A one-time matriculation fee of approximately $100 will apply if you do not already hold a CU degree.
The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about elevating the status of bilingualism and inclusivity in classrooms. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. That’s why our graduates are prepared to make immediate and life-long impacts on people, communities and the world.
Recommended Completion Time:2 years
Required Credits for Completion:24 Credits
Applications for the Fall 2023 cohort will be accepted 03/01/2023 to 06/01/2023.
Please contact Beth Eagen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-315-5000 to learn more about this program.
Applications for the Fall 2023 cohort will be accepted 03/01/2023 to 06/01/2023