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Graduate Certificate in Teaching for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

School of Education & Human Development

Overview

Degree: Graduate Certificate

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Provides content-area teachers (math, science, social studies, etc.) with a foundation of teaching content for multilingual students. The certificate is also valuable to content-area coaches or administrators with a commitment to diversity and social justice, and who provide support for teachers with multilingual learners in K - 12 classrooms.

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver

What you'll learn

University of Colorado Denver's Teaching for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity graduate certificate provides a foundation in understanding learning and development in multilingual learning settings. The program is designed for content-area teachers (math, science, social studies, etc.) who have multilingual learners in their classes to insure their teaching is as effective, relevant and responsive as possible. This certificate is also valuable to content-area coaches or administrators with a commitment to diversity and social justice, who provide support for teachers with multilingual learners in K-12 classrooms. The certificate is designed to equip you with the tools needed to design learning experiences and teaching strategies that support students with diverse languages, cultures and abilities in the classroom.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career. We have a name that is recognized for preparing leaders of excellence who value diversity and inclusion. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.

Courses

This certificate is designed as a three course sequence and may be earned in one year. Courses do not need to be taken in sequence and students can begin the series with any three of the five available courses.

Sample Courses

  • CLDE 5030 - Language Development of Multilingual Learners: Advanced3 credits
  • CLDE 5050 - Assessment & Advocacy for Multilingual Learners3 credits
  • CLDE 5070 - Linguistic Analysis of English3 credits
  • CLDE 5820 - Teaching Multiilingual Learners, Advanced3 credits
Course Catalog

Recommended Completion Time:1 year

Required Credits for Completion:9

Admission Requirements


This certificate is usually offered in partnership with Denver Public Schools and Mapleton Public Schools. If you are interested in the certificate and work in a district/setting other than DPS or Mapleton,  please contact the office of outreach and recruitment.

Application​ deadlines


Rolling Admission