Teach across cultures and language
You want to make public education accessible and equitable for students of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Learn how to meet the needs of bilingual students and teach in culturally inclusive and responsive ways with this graduate program option.
This program does not include teacher licensure.
Cohorts begin the fall semester of every even year.
Earn a certificate as you complete the requirements for adding a CLD endorsement (TESOL in New Mexico*) to your existing teaching license. These courses are also included in the MAE program option.
Earn a Master of Arts in Education with specialization in CLD education. Courses satisfy requirements for adding an endorsement to your existing teaching license.
You will work with faculty and professionals to understand theories, concepts, and research about language acquisition and development for emergent bilinguals.
You have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
You need a 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 GPA scale for undergraduate and prior graduate coursework.
*Note: This is true for coursework, even if it did not lead to a degree. We will calculate a cumulative GPA if you have multiple transcripts.
If your GPA is below 3.0, and you still wish to apply, you can write a letter to the Admission Committee that includes:
Teaching experience in P-12 schools is not required for this program.
We encourage you to apply if you:
Note: Full-time or part-time school volunteers are eligible for consideration in particular situations.
Teacher Education graduate programs require specific computer technology. Graduate students can use a personal device that meets these requirements or have full access to the campus computer labs.
View the full list of requirements on the Admitted Student Checklist.
The Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education program will: