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Numerous certificates are available that are transferable to a degree program. Most certificates are 9-12 graduate-level credits and are open to educators with a bachelor's degree. Some certificates may only be available to teachers in particular districts or CU Denver master's students in certain degree programs as noted. Click on the certificate links below for s​pecific requirements.

 

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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

Transcription

The certificate will appear on the student's transcript upon successful completion of the course unless the student is already enrolled in an SEHD degree program. If a student is currently enrolled in an SEHD degree program and is taking certificate courses, the certificate will appear on the student's transcript if no more than 3 credit hours are used to meet degree requirements. Our nationally and internationally recognized certificates are exceptions to this policy, this includes the certificate for Applied Behavior Analysis.

Students must have a grade of C or better in all classes applied toward their certificate and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B average) or higher for the certificate to be transcribed. Particular district-related certificates require a grade of B or better for certificate transcription. In some cases, courses with a grade of C may not count toward a master's degree, depending on specific degree program requirements.