Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Endorsement

The need for qualified educators prepared to work with multilingual learners continues to increase in Denver, Colorado and across the nation. CU Denver's graduate Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement is designed for currently licensed teachers who are seeking career advancement and the knowledge and tools needed to support diverse languages, cultures and abilities in the classroom. This endorsement is available with and without an MA.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: CU Denver Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 2 years Credits required for completion: 24 Application deadline: Rolling decision

The Details

What you’ll learn

The need for qualified educators with the knowledge and skills to effectively create learning environments to teach multilingual learners continues to increase in Denver, Colorado and across the nation. University of Colorado Denver's graduate Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement is designed for currently licensed teachers who are seeking career advancement and the knowledge and tools needed to support diverse languages, cultures and abilities in the classroom.

Join an endorsement program that is a perfect steppingstone to teacher leader and administrative positions. We prepare highly competent professionals through high quality curriculum and hands-on projects that are relevant, empowering, applicable, student centered, challenging and focused on social justice. Our faculty members help you open doors to your dream position in education. They will change how you practice teaching by giving you a new understanding of the challenges and opportunities experienced by your students. You will learn to reflect on culture, how changing times and changing demographics impact teaching practices as well as the classroom resources you need. Our alumni are systems change advocates trained to support inclusion of multiple languages in classrooms.

The School of Education & Human Development is regularly ranked as a top graduate school by U.S. News & World Report. 

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about elevating multilingualism 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.

Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: November 1

Summer Semester: April 1

Application Requirements

  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • If applying for an endorsement, a copy of your Teaching License is required
  • Resume/CV
  • Written Statement: Describe your interest in the program, your special strengths, and the goals you hope to achieve through your work in the program
  • $50.00 application fee
  • International Applicants only: Proof of English Language Proficiency (International applicants should review the following information regarding English language proficiency)
  • Admissions Interview: An interview may be required as part of the admissions process. If so, applicants will be contacted with more details.

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303-315-6300.