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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

24 months
375 USD/credit 6750 USD/year
375 USD/credit 6750 USD/year
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At Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education from Fort Lewis College you will learn how to meet the needs of bilingual students, and to teach young people in culturally inclusive and responsive ways so that public education is equitable for everyone in your community.


At Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education from Fort Lewis College you will work with faculty and professionals to:

  • Understand major theories, concepts, and research related to language acquisition and language development for emergent bilinguals.
  • Examine best practices in designing curricula and providing instruction that supports literacy learning and language development in learning content.
  • Boost your knowledge of instructional strategies to select and design materials that support emergent bilinguals in developing English language proficiency.
  • Learn how to include culture, diversity, and equity in designing learning environments that support fair academic access and learning opportunities for emergent bilinguals.
  • Apply classroom and school data to support learning for linguistically marginalized students, especially including content learning and language development for emergent bilinguals.
  • Work closely with emergent bilinguals in school-based field experience settings, applying your studies of language acquisition and instructional methods that enhance language and content learning. 
  • Collaborate with a faculty advisor on a personalized research project that explores educational issues impacting instructional practices and school structures and that has clear implications for policy and practice.

Eligibility & career possibilities

You must have a bachelor's degree to enroll on this Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program from Fort Lewis College. Our CLD options do not lead to teacher licensure. You may use these programs to augment your existing teaching license with a CLD endorsement in Colorado or a TESOL endorsement in New Mexico, be an effective educator in an organization that serves people of diverse backgrounds, or teach internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Linguistics
  • Cultural Competency in Schools 
  • Language Acquisition and Learning 
  • Multilingual Methods
  • Assessment and Policy for Multilingual Learner

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • When you submit the application, you will be required to pay the $50 application fee by electronic check or credit card.
  • Official Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Résumé
  • Background check & fingerprints
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 375 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 375 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Durango

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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