Master of Arts in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, Adams 12 Five Star Schools Partnership

MA Endorsement

Explores the opportunities and challenges for culturally and linguistically diverse learners in Adams 12 schools. It includes an optional MA cohort program that positions educators to be teacher leaders and advocates for multilingual learners in their districts.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: CU Denver Off campus Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 2 years Credits required for completion: 24 Application deadline: November 1

The Details

Educators who join the cohort will earn the CLDE endorsement (24 credits) in five semesters (Fall 2019 through spring 2021) with options to continue on for an MA in CLDE. To complete the program, teachers will participate in three types of credit-bearing experiences, each designed specifically for Adams 12 teachers:

Graduate courses

These courses are offered in a hybrid format, combining face-to-face meetings (in Adams 12 district facilities) with online work. The major assignments are designed to be applied directly to your school context.

Professional development (PD) to graduate credit

Recognizing the power of connecting professional development work to graduate studies, this program allows you to carry approximately two credits worth of PD work (completed through specific Adams 12 CLDE training) into a three credit graduate class.

Practicum hours

In addition to applied coursework from graduate courses, participants may apply for three graduate credits for documented experience working to improve outcomes for multilingual students.

Program Cost

Adams 12 and CU Denver are deeply committed to keeping the costs of this program as low as possible for teachers. The cost estimate to complete the required coursework at CU Denver is:

  • CLDE endorsement: $6,245 (only $3,245 after district reimbursement)
  • Endorsement + MA: $8,025 - $8,507 (only $5,025 - 5,507)

Overall cost depends on whether six credits are taken on campus.

Admissions Requirements

  • You must be a teacher in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools to apply
  • Application deadline is Nov. 1 each year