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Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity

University of Colorado at Boulder

12 months
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34180 USD/year
34180 USD/year
14708 USD/year
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About

The Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity program of the University of Colorado at Boulder offers a course of study devoted to the critical examination of theory, practice and policy in two major areas of emphasis, including: the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students and the education of exceptional children.

Overview

Focus Areas

The Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity program of the University of Colorado at Boulder stresses analysis, evaluation and implementation of educational programs for students who represent diverse learning needs within the public school system. School culture, language policies and the social and political context of schooling are examined across emphases. Policies that affect the assessment, placement and services provided for exceptional children also are examined.

Program faculty offer courses in first and second language acquisition theory, program development for bilingual education and English as a second language and methodologies appropriate for such programs. Faculty also offer courses in special education methodologies, assessment and program implementation. Additional related courses are available in other programs of the School of Education and in other departments of the university.

The program is designed to train scholars, teachers, resource specialists and administrators for careers in academic institutions, public schools and federal and state agencies. Doctoral level preparation is research-oriented and qualifies graduates to be curriculum specialists in school districts or faculty in university positions.

Areas of Emphasis

Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Emphasis

The School of Education offers the master's degree in EECD with an emphasis in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education. Completion of this program qualifies one for a Colorado endorsement in the area of Culturally & Linguistically Diverse education (K-12). Some candidates may also be eligible for the Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual Education endorsement.

The program provides a range of direct experiences in bilingual/multicultural/ESL education with the opportunity to develop skills and competencies essential to the work of educators of the linguistically different learner. The overall purpose of the program is to develop sound bilingual/multicultural/ESL competencies in teachers and school leaders.

Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Ed/Special Ed Generalist Emphasis

The School of Education offers the master's degree in EECD with an emphasis in bilingual/ESL special education. Completion of this program qualifies one for a teacher certification double endorsement in the areas of Special Education Generalist (K-12) and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse education (K-12). Graduates of this program are typically employed in school special education programs.

Social/Multicultural/Bilingual Education Emphasis

This program is a non-endorsement degree with an interdisciplinary focus. The program offers courses in foundations of bilingual/multicultural education, curriculum and methods in multicultural education, and curriculum theory. Participation in the program may be on a part-time or full-time basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Issues in Special Education
  • Proseminar: Parent and Community Involvement
  • Bilingual/ Multicultural Education
  • Curriculum for Multicultural Education
  • Literacy for Linguistically Different Learners
  • Second Language Acquisition

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

30-37

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts required after admission)
  • If international, TOEFL scores
  • Application Fee ($60 domestic application/$80 international) along with the application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34180 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 34180 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    34180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34180 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14708 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boulder

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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