CLD Endorsement Course Requirements

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Educator Endorsement - 27 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 27 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 with an emphasis in culturally and linguistically diverse leadership by completing an additional 16 credits. 

Summer

Program Orientation, 5 days on campus

Fall

EDUC 616 Language Acquisition for Linguistically Diverse Students

EDUC 600 Foundations of Literacy Development

EDUC 602 Literacy Assessment Informed Instruction

EDUC 605 Curriculum Development and Assessment

EDUC 618 Linguistically Diverse Student Teaching (Residency, no additional coursework to complete)

Spring

EDUC 620 Engaging Diverse Learners

EDUC 601 Methods and Strategies of Effective Reading Instruction

EDUC 617 Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency in the Content Area

EDUC 618 Linguistically Diverse Student Teaching (residency, no additional coursework to complete)