Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement Program


MAE offers a program that prepare licensed educators for an added K-12 endorsement through the State of Colorado in the area of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE). This endorsement program is designed to provide comprehensive training for teachers to deliver culturally and linguistically responsive instruction to multilingual learners. A student seeking this endorsement does not need to complete a Master’s degree but must follow similar admission requirements as outlined for the MAE program. A student may choose, however, to pursue a Master of Arts in Education degree in which credit hours earned toward the endorsement program are applied towards the degree.

Endorsement Plan

The Endorsement Plan outlines in writing the requirements for the CLDE Endorsement.

Endorsement Requirements

  • The candidate must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or better in courses required for the degree. TEACH Grant requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25. If a student’s grade point average falls below 3.000 in the MAE program course requirements, the student is placed on academic probation.
  • A candidate who receives a grade of “C” in two courses at the 600-level is subject to academic review and suspension from the program. Grades lower than a “C” do not meet any requirement of the endorsement programs and are unacceptable.
  • Successful completion of 21-24 semester hours from required courses for the CLDE Endorsement.
  • Candidates pursuing the CLDE endorsement are encouraged to complete 3 semester hours of study in a foreign language, a language immersion experience, or equivalent prior to completion of the endorsement program.
  • The endorsement program must be successfully completed within four years from the date of the CLDE Endorsement Plan.