CLD Endorsement Course Requirements

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Educator Endorsement - 24 credits

The CLD endorsement is  offered to currently licensed teachers seeking to advance their career and work more effectively with diverse groups of students and their families.

The program consists of 24 course credits, completed in one year. Clinical experience required for the program can often be completed in the candidate’s own school.  Candidates may then continue to complete a master’s degree in Education by completing an additional 6-19 credits. 


Program Orientation, 5 days on campus


EDUC 616 Language Acquisition for Linguistically Diverse Students (3 credits)

EDUC 600 Foundations of Literacy Development (3 credits)

EDUC 602 Literacy Assessment Informed Instruction (3 credits)

EDUC 605 Curriculum Development and Assessment (3 credits)


EDUC 620 Engaging Diverse Learners

EDUC 601 Methods and Strategies of Effective Reading Instruction (3 credits)

EDUC 617 Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency in the Content Area (3 credits)

EDUC 618 Linguistically Diverse Student Teaching (3 credits)