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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #392 (QS) , CO,
This transformational, practice-oriented Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program for elementary and secondary teachers from University of Colorado Denver will develop your knowledge, leadership skills and classroom practices to support multilingual learners and their families.


The number of children who speak and learn in multiple languages continues to rise across the nation has prompted the need for educators with the knowledge and skills to design effective practices and lead change in their schools. If you are passionate about elevating inclusivity in your classroom and championing the strengths and assets of children. Our MA in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education from University of Colorado Denver is a perfect option for you.


A leading school of education providing national expertise on educational issues and socially-just solutions for urban and diverse communities. Through innovative research and partnerships, we strive to be passionate agents of change, inspiring upcoming generations to learn from the past and shape the future.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Foundations of Language & Culture in Education 
  • Language, Culture & Educational Equity 
  • History & Law of Bilingual & Immigrant Education 
  • Language Development of Multilingual Learners: Advanced 
  • Linguistic Analysis of English 
  • Teaching Multilingual Learners, Advanced  
  • Methods of Content Teaching for Bilingual Learners 
  • Assessment & Advocacy for Multilingual Learners 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • If applying for an endorsement, a copy of your Teaching License is required
  • Resume/CV
  • Written Statement: Describe your interest in the program, your special strengths, and the goals you hope to achieve through your work in the program
  • $50.00 application fee
  • International Applicants only: Proof of English Language Proficiency (International applicants should review the following information regarding English language proficiency)
  • Admissions Interview: An interview may be required as part of the admissions process. If so, applicants will be contacted with more details.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1255 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1255 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    377 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 377 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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